Damien Hirst has a new website with a fairly complete catalogue of work, a compendium of reviews and criticism, a detailed C.V. and a live feed of his assistants working in his studio. Uh, seriously.
Earlier today, a low-res video of Mr. Hirst's assistants working away meticulously at a circular piece-resembling something like one of the artist's pinwheel paintings-was projected as the backdrop of the website's homepage. Both men were young, standing at the edge of a round table and lost in deep concentration as they colored in panels inside the pinwheel with black and gray paint. There were two views: one from the front, and one from overhead. The room was largely gray, with a small white fan plugged into the wall and a tray of paint in the corner. On the back wall was a large canvas, providing the room with some of its only color.