"I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world"
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
|"Put some more monkey chemicals in FrankenHirst: His Gagosian show got panned"|
Ever look at a Damien Hirst painting and thought "a monkey could paint better than that"? Hirst's Gagosian PR charade (Jan 12 -Feb 18) got me thinking about chimps. Not because he resembles one (Frieze describes him as "looking like a fossil from the Britpop era for whom time froze sometime around 1995 in the Groucho Club toilets"), but because his work reminds me of monkey art.
"I just move colour around on its own"
|Hirst's Gagosian show: "A Perfect Storm of Banality"|