Artist Henry Hargraves has an interesting take on Damien Hirst’s ‘Spot’ paintings. While many in the art world were applauding Hirst’s innumerable circles, it seems Hargraves had a different reaction.
As discussed, Hirst’s Spot paintings were well very well received; so much so that galleries around the world are hosting pieces from the series simultaneously. In short, there are spots everywhere. Henry Hargraves seems to have realized that m&ms are also ubiquitous...and round...and colorful.
Some may consider Henry Hargraves’s work derivative or even derisive. I do not think it is either one of these things. To the former point, one could say that Hargraves’s work is an humorous appendage to Hirst’s original work; to the latter point, one could simply say that is imitation is the finest form flattery.
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