Over the last year we have brought you countless interviews with artists in the Arts & Culture section of Dazed Digital, featuring stories on luminaries such as Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Billy Childish and Marina Abramovic to rising art stars such as Lola DuPre, Boo Saville and Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. Choosing ten stories we thought you might like to revisit in the New Year was tough work, as there were many more interviews we wanted to include, such as our interviews with Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood, avante-garde composer Michael Nyman and iconic image-maker David LaChapelle.
Sadly, you can't have them all in there, so we took a vote and went for a mix-up of the stories exclusive to Dazed Digital that we got the biggest kick out of, and the ones that you guys seemed most excited about. We would like to thank all of our contributors for their hard work, and look forward to bringing you more killer editorial in 2011.
DAVID BAILEY CREATES THE ULTIMATE PORTRAIT
On the eve of his much-anticipated sculpture exhibition the legendary photographer talked to us about life, death and animism.
MATTHEW STONE MEETS MARINA ABRAMOVIC
The two performance artists got together exclusively for Dazed Digital to have a chat about theatre, challenging art and mortality.
ANTONY GORMLEY: TEST SITES
The revered sculptor talked to us about transforming White Cube into an evocation of the unified field and communicating a brutal vision of humanity.
DAMIEN HIRST TOUCHES YOUR SOUL
In this interview the iconic artist discusses mortality and tells us why to him a dying flower is not unlike a dead animal's carcass.
BILLY CHILDISH: UNKNOWABLE BUT CERTAIN
Albion's most provocative and transgressive outsider proved to us that he was a true soul survivor in his first major exhibition at the ICA and talked to us about the nature of beauty.
WELCOME TO MY STUDIO: AT HOME WITH DAVID SHRIGLEY
In an exclusive video interview, David Shrigley invited us into his home to discuss rats, bad drawings and his art of darkness.
KEITH TYSON DEALS THE JOKER
TIn an intimate interview, the Turner Prize-winner Keith Tyson told us about the influences that science and the occult have had on his practice.
SIR PETER BLAKE PAYS HOMAGE TO HIS FAVOURITE ARTISTS
The grandfather of the British POP movement talked to us about the ten artists who have influenced him most and why he created his own versions of their works.
HENRY ROLLINS: RAGE
The ultimate punk provocateur took time out from his spoken word show to talk politics, rock'n'roll and rage.
SOPHIE CALLE: RACHEL, MONIQUE
On the eve of her exhibition at the Palais De Tokyo, the legendary artist talked exclusively to us about creating a show that mourned the passing of her mother.