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.