Valentine Uhovski, a former Russian child star and co-creator of the controversial high-society-skewering Socialite Rank site and contemporary art platform ArtRuby, has been the first one to collect all 11 spots in the Hirst Spot Challenge pilgrimage! Starting in New York on January 12th and ending @ Gagosian’s Davies Street space in London @ 2:30 p.m this Friday, Uhovski did the 11 Gagosian galleries (3x New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Athens, Rome Geneva, Paris, 2x London) in mere 8 days, beating the 2nd winner – journalist Jeff Chu – by couple of minutes. Tan Wong from Arrested Motion finished as 3rd in Gagosian Hong Kong. Respect! to all 3 insane spot enthusiasts.
Btw: The Complete Spot Challenge continues till March 17, so still some time to win your personalized Hirst spot painting print and make an art-trip around the world.