Spots Stats

Number of Gagosian galleries showing spot paintings:
11

Cities with spot painting shows:
8

Total number of spot paintings in the 11 shows:
331

Number of spot paintings at New York Gagosian galleries:
115 (34.7 percent of spot paintings now on view in the shows)

Total number of spot paintings that Mr. Hirst has made:
More than 1,500, according to Roberta Smith’s piece in The New York Times

Record price for a spot painting:
$3.48 million, for an 84-by-203.9 in. painting from 1998, at Phillips de Pury & Company in London, in Feb. 2008

Most spot paintings at one Gagosian gallery:
74, at the Madison Ave. branch in New York

Fewest spot paintings at one Gagosian gallery:
Six, at the Athens branch

Largest spot painting in the world:
118 by 478 in. (56,404 sq. in.), at West 21st St. branch

Smallest spot painting in the world:
1 x 0.5 in. (.5 sq. in.), at Davis St. branch in London and in Rome

Most dots on one spot painting:
25,781, on view at the Madison Ave. branch in New York

Fewest spots on one spot painting:
Half a spot, on view at the Davies St. branch in London and in Rome

Smallest spots on a spot painting:
1 mm, on view at West 21st St. branch in New York

Largest spots on a spot painting:
60 in., on view at West 24th St. branch in New York

Year the first spot painting was made:
1986, on view at the Madison Ave. branch

The most spots that will ever be on a single spot painting:
Two million, according to Mr. Hirst, in his Observer interview with Anthony Haden-Guest. (The artist’s assistants are at work on it now.)

How many spot paintings will there be?
“I want them to be an endless series,” Mr. Hirst told Mr. Haden-Guest, “but I want them to be sort of infinite.” So, in other words, no one has any idea.

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