1.12 GagosianGallery DamienHirstGagosian Gallery  presents “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” by Damien Hirst from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

The exhibition will take place at once across all of Gagosian Gallery’s eleven locations in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong, opening worldwide on January 12, 2012.

Most of the paintings are being lent by private individuals and public institutions, more than 150 different lenders from twenty countries.

Conceived as a single exhibition in multiple locations, “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” makes use of this demographic fact to determine the content of each exhibition according to locality.

ContestGagosian spot-main-imageCheck this out….you can win your own signed print. Visit all eleven Gagosian Gallery locations during the exhibition The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 and receive a signed spot print by Damien Hirst, dedicated personally to you. Come on, if you had the money to travel around the world to see all of these exhibitions….(which would be really fun), couldn’t you afford to buy your own signed print???

See their website for more details about this fascinating international exhibition. Gagosian Gallery is located at 456 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210 310 271-0400;


Don’t forget the Downtown Art Walk happens this evening from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm as well. Check their website for all the details….fun times.


1.12 PhotoLA AnthonyFriedkin Woman By PoolPhoto l.a. begins today….with a gala party, which benefits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department.

The 21st Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, (whew,..which is the full name) will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, located at 1855 Main St., in Santa Monica 90401-3209. It officially starts and is open to the public, tomorrow,

However, the opening party runs from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm and will set you back $80.00. But it’s all for a good cause right? You’ll also get to see Moby as well as enjoy guest DJ, Aaron Byrd from KCRW.  Check their website for more details. http://www.photola.com/; Tix for the gala can be purchased at www.lacma.org/photola


1.12.12JoeStatsVarietyShow MooselodgeJoe Staats presents Variety Showcase at The Lodge in Santa Monica. This event spotlights singer/songwriters, poets, bands etc.  Performers include Brendan Constantine, Kelli Debbs, Gary Stockdale and more.

Food and a full bar are available. Reservations available.

The Lodge is located at 1600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, Southeast Corner of 16th & Ocean Park);

FREE PARKING behind building or in lot directly across the street.  Admission: $10. Show starts at 8:00 pm. For more info see their FB Event Page.