Comments on: Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986 – 2011 http://abstractcritical.com/article/damien-hirst-the-complete-spot-paintings-1986-2011/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Sarah Hijazi http://abstractcritical.com/article/damien-hirst-the-complete-spot-paintings-1986-2011/#comment-381945 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:33:23 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=2973#comment-381945 The absurdity of such a thought as “The Spot Paintings” being considered true art is comical. What you have written is so incredibly spot on,in all its sarcastic pessimist glory, to my first reaction upon seeing the so called “art”. I am not in any way, shape or form, insinuating that Hirst’s artwork is mundane and unworthy, only that different people have different opinions on things- especially art. The Spot Paintings truly set a solid topic of controversy, but in my opinion, i completely and utterly cannot stand in front of a regulation of coloured spots, and reflect on what they could possibly mean. “Perfectly dumb paintings”, truer words have never been spoken.

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By: John Holland http://abstractcritical.com/article/damien-hirst-the-complete-spot-paintings-1986-2011/#comment-6637 Sun, 29 Jan 2012 12:47:12 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=2973#comment-6637 Hirst’s ‘Spot’ range of objects can only be meaningfully talked of in terms of consumer marketing. As such, they are surpassed only by celebrity perfumes in the search for the perfect product. It won’t be long, I’m sure, before there are oleaginous adverts for them on first-class in-flight TV- ‘exclusive subversion for those who appreciate excellence in luxury contemporary critique’ etc.

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By: Sam Cornish http://abstractcritical.com/article/damien-hirst-the-complete-spot-paintings-1986-2011/#comment-6567 Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:02:04 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=2973#comment-6567 I have some sympathy with the idea that any writing about Hirst is superfluous (as playing to the crowd, banging head against brick wall and just adding to the clatter) but surely parody is too harsh. I’d say Ben provides an entertaining and incisive commentary – and that the Serota anecdote is worth the admission fee alone. Though 2 badges pales alongside 5 months – count them! – of upcoming Bankside retrospective…

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By: Michael Kaufmann http://abstractcritical.com/article/damien-hirst-the-complete-spot-paintings-1986-2011/#comment-6542 Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:09:48 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=2973#comment-6542 Well done BWK. Your parody works – superfluous words about about superfluous ‘art’. Of course, the one word review is tempting but ‘crap’ is astatement of fact and not an opinion.
At this time of the year I often reflect on what Rabbie Burns would have written. Another parody anyone?

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