On Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills 1-12-2012

Perhaps the paintings don’t have any meaning, but are simply supports for whatever perspective you bring to them. If you desire them, then they’re either anodyne interior decoration or antidepressants for aimless, postmodern lives. If you’re angry with them, then they’re lifestyle trophies for the rich and symbols of the exploitative one percent. You pick — there’s no wrong answer.