British artist's spot paintings at 11 locations

By the Associated Press | January 11, 2012 | 12:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — British artist Damien Hirst's color spot paintings are being shown simultaneously at one gallery's 11 locations around the world.

The Gagosian (gah-GOH'-zee-ahn) Gallery says it's the first time it has featured one artist's work in all of its galleries at the same time.

It has three galleries in New York, two in London, and one each in Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Athens and Geneva.

The exhibition opens Thursday and runs through Feb. 10.

The artist created his first spot canvas in 1986.

The spots in a recent work are only 1 millimeter in diameter and no single color is repeated.

Among Hirst's most famous works is an actual tiger shark carcass suspended in formaldehyde.