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Artist Damien Hirst undeniably has a great love for painting colourful spots. From the teeny tiny variety up to ginormous super dots, his obsession has spun for over two decades and was reason enough for the Gagosian Gallery to dedicate not one but all of their eleven galleries to feature “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” by Damien Hirst.
To reward all the hardcore Hirst fans out there, the Gallery and the artist came up with a truly arty challenge: They will give a personally dedicated, signed and numbered Hirst print to everyone who manages to visit ALL eleven galleries during the exhibition period from January 12 until February 18 2012. The Gagosian Gallery locations are New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva and Hong Kong – over 32.000 distance kilometers in total. Remarkably enough, over 700 people have registered for the competition and even more remarkable, the first person to complete the challenge only took 8 days for it. Check out the Gagosian Gallery on Facebook for more winner stories. Another successful contestant shares the story of his trip around the world for the love of art here.
Very unlikely however that they really took his time to revel in the artwork: Included in the exhibition are more than 300 paintings, from the first spot on board that Hirst created in 1986; to the smallest spot painting comprising half a spot and measuring 1 x 1/2 inch (1996); to a monumental work comprising only four spots, each 60 inches in diameter; and up to the most recent spot painting completed in 2011 containing 25,781 spots that are each 1 millimeter in diameter, with no single color ever repeated.
Rémi Gaillard is famous for his funny art performances. This time he pretends to be a radar station.
Adventure Club is Christian Srigley and Leighton James from Montreal. They call their sound ClubStep. Listen to the track “Do I See Color” and you know why! Unfortunately they are just on tour in North America. Hopefully soon in Europe.
Check their tour dates:
Jan 26 The Gateway, Calgary, Canada
Jan 27 Marquee Lounge Winnipeg, Canada
Jan 28 Tequila Nightclub Saskatoon, Canada
Jan 29 Garkinkels Whistler, Canada
Feb 01 Abbey Theatre Durango, CO
Feb 02 Cervantes Ballroom Denver, CO
Feb 03 The Tap House Steamboat Springs, CO
Feb 04 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Feb 08 WorkPlay Theatre w/ Big Gigantic, Birmingham, AL
Feb 09 Cannery Ballroom w/ Big Gigantic Nashville, TN
Feb 10 Buckhead Theatre w/ Big Gigantic Atlanta, GA
Feb 11 Orange Peel w/ Big Gigantic Asheville, NC
Feb 12 Jefferson Theater w/ Big Gigantic Charlottesville, VA
Feb 14 Westcott Theater w/ Big Gigantic Syracuse, NY
Feb 15 Higher Ground w/ Big Gigantic South Burlington, VT
Feb 16 Royale w/ Big Gigantic Boston, MA
Feb 17 9:30 Club w/ Big Gigantic Washington, DC
Feb 18 Electric Ballroom Factory w/ Big Gigantic Philadelphia, PA
Feb 19 Webster Hall w/ Big Gigantic New York, NY
Feb 22 Key Club Hollywood Los Angeles, CA
Feb 23 SCHOOL OF ROCK Tempe, AZ
Feb 24 Fox Theater w/ Porter Robinson, San Francisco, CA
Steckwerk is a start-up company based in Karlsruhe, Germany and founded by Lukas Hechinger. The 26 years old student of engineering had the idea to create furniture that could be easily build up without using any screw or glue. In the father´s joinery he learned as a kid the first steps of craftsmanship and completed his skills within his studies. The Steckwerk idea is patent pending.
The product range includes tables and shelves. The technique of just sticking together the products offers a huge variety of designs. However the specs of the room are the Steckwerk shelves will fit in every corner. And the best thing: if you need a change in your room, more space or if you move out, the screw- and glueless design let you easily disassemble your piece of furniture. Pack the wooden parts and stick it together wherever and however you want. Besides that the high quality raw materials are produced in Germany the versatility makes the Steckwerk products to longlasting and sustainable design pieces.
Graphic designer Norma Bar is a true master of deceit. His unusual, colorful prints cleverly manipulate the eye and will certainly make you take a double look. Although undeniably decorative, his work carries a deeper message. Growing up in Israel during the first Gulf War, political caricature became one of his great influences. He has since been features in publications such as The New York Times, GQ, Esquire, Wallpaper and more. Check out Outline Editions for more of his work and a great selection of affordable and quirky prints to pimp up your pad!