Monday, June 09, 2008

Damien Hirst's dots

I blogged sluggishly last week, swamped as I was with work. But this week is going to rock! Let's kick it off with a snapshot a 2004 etching by Damien Hirst, which I saw this morning in the lobby of the British Council. It's called Tetrahydrocannabinol - maybe we should find another title for this work!
How do you like it?

23 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

I do! But of course I am a Damien Hirst fan.

Anonymous said...

fun.
nancy

mansuetude said...

i think it (ironically) is good medicine for a sluggish mind. (oops) i like it but it makes me want to play that game where people twist into each other's private knooks and cranies. :).

Sandra Ree said...

Love the picture (I like dots) and just adore your blog! :)

design for mankind. said...

Oooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love this!

Laura said...

What a complicated name!

karina said...

Love the picture but can not pronounce the name!

marie said...

i do like dots..
but i must admt some of his work make me feel sick :( its probably supposed to i guess..

tangobaby said...

I will try to think of a better name (right now all I can come up with is Vertical Twister), but I did pop over to tell you that I gave you a little award today. You can see what it is on my blog. ;-)

littlebird said...

i do like this piece of work, i think i would have entitled it... "spotty", but then i am an intellectual : )

enc said...

It made me smile!

Kwana said...

I love it. It makes me think of the candy dots we used to have that were stuck on the paper called candy buttons.

miss cavendish said...

Love it! More cheerful than DH's usual work . . .

Hila said...

"I see dots" would be a pretty mundane but accurate title for this piece :) At least people could pronounce it!

pve design said...

Fond memories of a trip to the Guggenheim and my young son carefully up close examining a work of none other that Damien Hirst. Millions of "flies" covering an enormous canvas. He was all a buzz for days about it.

Imelda Matt said...

I know how you feel, I had a sluggish weekend (we had a holiday). I prefer his darker works!

the traveler's soul said...

Tetrahydrocannabinol,
also known as,
delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol,
delta-1-tetrahydrocannabinol,(using an older numbering scheme), or dronabinol,
is the main
psychoactive substance
found in the Cannabis plant.

Esti said...

Es una obra fantástica!!

A World in a PAN said...

Jelly beans!

Mary-Laure said...

MANSUETUDE - yes, it is a great get-up for a sluggish mind! An a happy one too.

MARIE - I agree with you. As an animal lover, I just HATE Hirst's treatment of sliced cows and such works.

KWANA - you know it is very candy like! It made me think og Skittles!

TRAVELER'S SOUL - thanks for the info!!!!

artycho said...

I like this dotted wall but I am not a fan of Hirst's shocking bits of Art! Dots are still in fashion though.

gallery said...

MEANING: each dot reproduces the color of famous pharmaceutical corporation

Alya said...

Colorful dots! Who wouldn't like it hehe..