Damien Hirst Vs. Yayoi Kusama
What we would have enjoyed seeing Damien Hirst do for his worldwide Gagosian exhibition (designed for the jet-setter to travel to all 11 Gagosian Galleries worldwide to receive a signed print) is to take his spots beyond the canvas and inhabit all the channels for distribution: Products and form as a greater ensemble freed from the picture frame. What about fashion? As Yayoi Kusama has done by liberating her form from the context of the gallery while still exhibiting the formal logic of repetition. Her Kusama Fashion Company Ltd., work for Lancôme Paris and Louis Vuitton comes to mind. Special edition Spot products by Damien Hirst? This might open up the discourse of appropriation and money.