Interesting to note that Damien Hirst's exhibition of his own paintings is getting a
The paintings are kind of pleasing to look at, I quite like the dark spatial thing going on, but all this has been done by Bacon before and much, much better. As it says in the reviews, its all a bit A-level.
Regardless of the art though, I actually think that this shows either monumental bravery or total stupidity on Hirst's part - to stick one's head over the parapet and invite almost inevitable oppibrium is quite a thing to do, especially for someone as historically vain as an artist. Most interesting - I wonder what his motivation was, or will he claim that the artwork itself is a reflection on the hubris of a once bombastic artistic titan humbly presenting his genuine frail and un-confident art?