Saturday, July 6, 2013

Damien Hirst's Dots

New York Times - "Hirst Counts the Dots, or at Least the Paintings"

For years, buyers and dealers have debated the worth of Damien Hirst's dot paintings. (one has sold for as much as $3.4 million)

"Mr. Hirst has said he painted the first few dozen. The others he left mainly to a coterie of assistants, who, it seemed, could make them ad infinitum."

"This fall his publisher, Other Criteria, will release a book, a catalogue raisonné, that will show that there are exactly 1,365 spot paintings."

"For Mr. Hirst, the inventory is but another example of how, as an artist and businessman, he has often sailed against the winds. At a time when experts increasingly fear putting out catalogs and authenticating art, lest they be sued by owners whose works don’t make the grade and are left out, Mr. Hirst, 48, is creating a book that could define what is — and what is not — an authentic Hirst spot painting."

Best Use of Art in Restaurant
Damien Hirst's Angel of the West

Beyond the dot paintings here are other famous artworks by Hirst,

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