In her NY Times article about the Damien Hirst spot painting extravaganza taking place in the next few weeks at Gagosian galleries around the world, Roberta Smith reports that the paintings are nothing "but fields of enamel dots, smooth discs of color applied to white canvases in orderly grids at intervals equal to the diameter of the discs. The discs can be any color, except the colors can’t repeat on any given canvas (though they come extremely close), and the people making the paintings choose the colors.”
Seems simple enough--anyone can make one, right?
On Saturday, January 28, I am organizing a Spot Painting Workshop (no art making experience required). We will meet at Gagosian, 555 W. 24th Street to check out the paintings made by Hirst’s assistants, then head over to the workshop (location to be announced) to make our own. Supplies will be included—or you can bring your own. After the workshop, we'll have a short exhibition, take lots of pictures, send them to the media, and then take our beautiful spot paintings home. Please reserve your canvas by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials fee for canvas (professional quality), paint and use of brushes: 36 x36 ($70), 30 x 30 ($60), 24 x 24 ($50), 8 x 8 ($20).
Taught by Sharon Butler
Paint. Write. Blog @ Two Coats of Paint.
Sharon Butler is an painter and writer who blogs at Two Coats of Paint.