Damien Hirst Spot paintings at gagosian

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Damien Hirst Spot paintings at gagosian

Postby jasperjoffe » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:42 pm

Yawn, inevitable shock horror coverage. Decoration for rich people, What a con, assistants, 100000000 spot painting, They're just spots etc etc etc . They have to be written about because everyone else is writing about them, even though the very point is that they look quite nice, no more no less.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/12/damien-hirst-spot-paintings-review
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/9002959/Damien-Hirst-The-Complete-Spot-Paintings-Gagosian-Gallery-review.html
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Re: Damien Hirst Spot paintings at gagosian

Postby CAP » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:53 pm

Not really painting - just design (and randomised at that).

Which was sort of the point of having others produce them.

But even as design, circles or blobs in semi-random colour combinations (see Richter's colour charts for precedent) don't say much. Even as a lame riposte to the Minimalist world of stripes and grids (Noland, Stella), spots come in a poor and very late third - like so much of Hirst's career.

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