Saturday, February 11, 2012

Damian Hirst at Every Gagosian Gallery In The World

Damien Hirst's spot paintings are in every single Gagosian gallery in the world. I've seen the 3 shows in New York and found the two in chelsea dead, boring and samey. The one at the madison ave space was actually pretty good, with a lot more different shapes and sizes and many of the earlier ones that were not quite as formulaic. including the very first one, which Hirst painted himself then left folded up on a shelf, when it was unfolded and stretched it had cracked and looked very worn. I made a point of chatting with the guards in all the galleries, asking which was their favorite and which was the best and I ended up learning an awful lot

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