CULTURE & ARTS
11/02/2012 09:23 am ET

Damien Hirst Spot Prints From Manifold Edition Are Actually Affordable (PHOTOS)

Were you one Gagosian Gallery short of winning the spot challenge and receiving your very own Damien Hirst spot painting? Well, now you can order prints of the controversial multicolored dots online thinks to Manifold Editions. (No butterflies were harmed in the making of this series.)

A signed and numbered woodcut of "Perillartine" is up for $6,400 (printed on 410gsm Somerset White Paper, mind you), while a woodcut of "Ammonium Sulfamate" will set you back a mere $2,500. This made us think of Christian Viveros-Faune's harsh take on Hirst's damned dots in the Village Voice: "These color-by-numbers paintings represent the artist's sweetbreads heaved fresh and warm at the upper reaches of an art market that likes its transgressions, predictably, on the rich side." Well, now his "sweetbreads" are available for the price of a used car.

Take a look at the pricey spots below, and let us know if you'd ever invest in a semi-affordable work by Hirst in the comments section.

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