This week White Cube Gallery exhibited a new collection of paintings by Damien Hirst entitled "Two Weeks One Summer." To say the exhibition was not well received would be like calling a Hirst piece a bit of an investment.
"The Guardian" critic Jonathan Jones kicked off the bash-fest with a deliciously scathing review comparing Hirst to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. The piece brings back the thrills of a high school gossip session, where the harshest comments were fair game as long as they were true.
Now it seems like everyone is jumping on the hate train, from UK critics to the Twittersphere. Yet for some reason we doubt Hirst would care. He once said to Reuters: "It's always healthy to have both views -- people love it, people hate it. I once said as long as they spell my name right I don't mind."
We have compiled a list of our favorite critiques of Hirst's newest works, or as Jones calls them "trivial and pompous slabs of hack work." Click here to see Hirst's offending pieces. Amateur, brazen and cliche, we imagine LMFAO would yield a similar result if they tried to play a symphony. Let us know your scathing reviews in the comments section.
<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/may/22/damien-hirst-two-weeks-review" target="_hplink">The Guardian</a>
<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-24/damien-hirst-can-t-paint-he-s-better-at-ideas-review.html" target="_hplink">Bloomberg</a>
<a href="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/arts/visual-arts/damien-hirst-two-weeks-one-summer-white-cube--review-7788469.html" target="_hplink">The London Evening Standard</a>
Mr Roger Quimbly
<a href="http://londonist.com/2012/05/art-review-damien-hirst-two-weeks-one-summer-white-cube.php" target="_hplink">Londonist</a>
<a href="http://www.timesplus.co.uk/tto/news/?login=false&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thetimes.co.uk%2Ftto%2Farts%2Fvisualarts%2Farticle3422613.ece" target="_hplink">The Times</a>