Has the world finally discovered damian hirsts' true talent? Posted Thursday, 15th of OctoberBrian Sewell
I take this as licence, for this occasion only, to declare this detestable exhibition fucking dreadful.
At its worst, Hirst's drawing just looks amateurish and adolescent. His brushwork lacks that oomph and panache that makes you believe in the painter's lies. He can't yet carry it off.
Reading Hirst's comments in this Saturday's Telegraph Review, in which he invoked his own name alongside those of genuine 20th century masters such as Bacon and Mark Rothko, you couldn't help feeling you were living in a world that had lost touch with some fundamental reality.
The paintings are dreadful. Think Francis Bacon meets Adrian Mole.