In an article entitled ‘Can you do me a quick cow’s head‘, the Guardian looks at how artists are using teams of people to create the art they concept. They say that artists have become so ambitious with the scope of their projects and the materials used that they have to turn to art studios like Michael Smith‘s to get work done:

Michael Smith, an art graduate of similar vintage to Hirst, stretched canvasses for tutors and then, by word of mouth, became fixer and fabricator for dozens of young British artists. “If someone dropped a bomb on Mike Smith’s studio,” sculptor David Batchelor once quipped, “it would change the face of London’s contemporary art world.” At Smith’s studio by an old gasworks on London’s Old Kent Road, 12 full-time staff brave hot metal and flying sparks in a warehouse almost the size of a football pitch.

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