“The last time I saw paintings as deluded as Damien Hirst's latest works, the artist's name was Saif al-Islam Gaddafi,” is the opening line of art critic Jonothan Jones’ review of Hirst’s recent show at White Cube, in reference to the dictator’s son. “This is the kind of kitsch that is foisted on helpless peoples by Neros and Hitlers and such tyrants so beyond normal restraint or criticism they believe they are artists,” he continues in his scathing article about the YBA artist’s pityful attempts at painting.
Read the full review here
Damien Hirst: Two Weeks One Summer is
on at White Cube Bermondsey, London, 23 May – 8 July 2012
Damien Hirst, Two Parrots with Grotesque Baby, 2010. Oil on canvas, 90 x 60 in.