Damien Hirst - there's much, much more to come

December 13 2011

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Picture: Prudence Cuming Associates

Artinfo has an amusing article about Damien Hirst's forthcoming 'Spot' exhibitions. In it, Hirst is quoted on the subject of how many works he produces:

[Hirst] gave a bizarre but intriguing anecdote to the L.A. Times about working with Larry [Gagosian]: “I remember Larry once phoned me up, and he said he was worried about my production,” Hirst told the paper. “He said: You are making too many paintings. And then, at the end of the conversation, he said: We need more paintings.”

Hirst's tale does touch on an important question about the upcoming show: what effect will this flood of spot paintings have on Hirst’s market? The artist doesn’t seem too concerned. “I've looked at the amount of artworks I've made in my life: 4,800, not including prints,” he told the Times. “I know Warhol did 10,000 not including prints, and Picasso did 40,000. So I have a way to go.”


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