'our creation is that guru; the duration of our lives is that guru; our trials, illnesses and calamaties is that guru. There is a guru that is nearby and a guru that is beyond the beyond. I humbly make my offering to the guru, the beautiful remover of ignorance, the enlightenment principle that is within me and surrounds me at all times.'
Guru Stotram

Monday, 16 January 2012

Damian Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986 - 2011
all Gagosian Galleries

London: Davies Street, W1 and Britannia Street, WC1
to 18 Feb 2012

Damien Hirst and the art market
Seeing spots, seeing red, but in the black

T-SHIRTS with spots, mugs with spots, plates with spots, skateboards, key rings, credit-card holders, clocks, deck chairs, tea towels, tote bags, cufflinks and even iron-on spots. Damien Hirst's latest extravaganza—25 years of spot paintings on view simultaneously at all 11 Gagosian galleries around the world—is at once far more and far less than an exhibition of artwork by Mr Hirst....

click here to read my review for the Economist

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