Damian Hirst at Gagosian
“I was always a colourist, I’ve always had a phenomenal love of colour… I mean, I just move colour around on its own. So that’s where the spot paintings came from… It was just a way of pinning down the joy of color.” Opening worldwide tomorrow, Damian Hirst’s ‘The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011’ will take place at once across all of Gagosian Gallery’s eleven locations in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong. Conceived as a single exhibition in multiple locations, the exhibition includes more than 300 paintings, from the first spot on board that Hirst created in 1986; to the smallest spot painting comprising half a spot and measuring 1 x 1/2 inch (1996); to a monumental work comprising only four spots, each 60 inches in diameter; and up to the most recent spot painting completed in 2011 containing 25,781 spots that are each 1 millimeter in diameter, with no single color ever repeated.
Thu 12 Jan–Sat 18 Feb. Tue-Sat 11am-7pm.
Gagosian Gallery, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 8th. www.gagosian.com/