Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Damien Hirst's new paintings are being panned left and right. Without proper access to them (or to a good magazine reproduction, it's hard for me to say what I think. Though I think I like some of the ideas and direction...the paint handling itself seems tight and fussy, and not in a good way (but that judgement s made through online slide-shows...not the best representations).
Either way, reading the press surrounding the new stuff (especially the vitrolic British press) is satisfying in a biting sort of way.
Here are the fun-filled links:
The Observer (via The Guardian)