HIRSTíS BLUE PERIOD
by Simon Todd
ís latest art sensation, the exhibition "No Love Lost: Blue Paintings," opens at the Wallace Collection in London, Oct. 14, 2009-Jan. 24, 2010. The show comes a little more than a year after Hirstís astonishing "solo auction" -- a new term, that -- at Sothebyís London last September, which totaled about $200 million and also marked the zenith of the art boom. Hirst calls this exceptionally well-played move the result more of luck than skill.