The spirit of adventure and the love of art fueled a journey to visit some of the most impressive gallery venues in the world, which inspired us to add to the Gagosian Damien Hirst Spot Challenge.
Our version of the challenge went like this: anyone who took a photo using the ArtSpot app of a Hirst Spot painting at each of the 11 Gagosian Gallery locations around the world, respectively, would win a brand new iPhone 4S! We are very excited to announce that Filmmaker Alex Noschese successfully completed both the official Gagosian Damien Hirst Spot Challenge, as well as the ArtSpot challenge – remarkably doing it all on a shoestring budget while creating a documentary of his entire experience. I interviewed Alex about his duo victory and how seeing spots changed his life.
ArtSpot: Oh my! I’ll have to remember to watch over my shoulder the next time I’m at an ATM machine.
ArtSpot: Would you do the Damien Hirst Spot Challenge & ArtSpot Challenge Again?
Alex: That’s a funny question. Upon my return I asked myself the same thing and found it really hard to say yes, but now that I’ve had some time to recover and rest, I absolutely would do it again. The reason I doubted myself was because the trip took so much planning and was basically non-stop moving with constant filming, so the idea of going through all that again was a lot.