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U.S. ENGLAND. GREECE. ITALY. SWITZERLAND. CHINA. FRANCE. Gagosian Gallery holds worldwide exhibition of 25 years of spot paintings by Damien Hirst
12/01/2012 09:48:27

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965). The exhibition 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, opening worldwide on January 12, 2012. Most of the paintings are being lent by private individuals and public institutions, more than 150 different lenders from twenty countries. Conceived as a single exhibition in multiple locations, “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” makes use of this demographic fact to determine the content of each exhibition according to locality.
Included in the exhibition are 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.

Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” precedes the first major museum retrospective of Hirst’s work opening at Tate Modern in London in April, 2012.

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Image:  Damien Hirst, “Moxisylyte," 2011 (on view in Athens, 3 Merlin St.). Courtesy

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