Damien Hirst turns WC1 dotty

In Britannia Street at least. Gagosian Gallery has opened an exhibition of Damien Hirst’s dot paintings: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011.

The exhibition is showing simultaneously at all 11 outposts of the commercial gallery’s empire: in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva and Hong Kong.

The Brit Artist’s paintings have been lent by more than 150 different owners of 20 countries. A lotta dots.

In a loyalty card stamping game on steroids, visit all eleven exhibition locations by March and you’ll receive a dotty print signed by the artist. Joining the dots? No, they called it ‘The Complete Spot Challenge’. Anyway if anyone wants to send me on an international art review assignment, I think I can make myself available.

In the meantime, looking forward to seeing reassuringly expensive art for free at my local (not-so) mini-Tate once again.

The exhibition runs until 18 February.

Clare Hill

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One Response to Damien Hirst turns WC1 dotty

  1. Clare Hill says:

    Still money sloshing around in the art press world it seems, a few art hacks completed the ‘Spot Challenge’ today. http://www.galleristny.com/2012/01/someone-at-the-art-newspaper-is-traveling-the-world-to-see-all-the-hirst-spot-shows/

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