Showing posts from April 29, 2012

Damien Hirst Spot Challenge: A scavenger hunt of the dotty kind

I popped up in Athens to face a phalanx of police riot shields. In LA, Stephen Spielberg's mother showed me her wall of fame to her son (it's on the way to the restroom). Then there was Occupy London ... and the $10/night Kung Fu hostel in Hong Kong with its Changi prison aesthetics and woman who refused to budge from my bunk bed …

My latest escapade was a complete departure from anything I've done before - the Damien Hirst Spot Challenge - a kind of global scavenger hunt where you had to dash around visiting all 11 galleries showing his Spot Paintings (NY-LA-London-Paris-Geneva-Rome-Athens-HK), and as a reward, receive a personally dedicated print. It was one of the maddest, funnest things I've ever done.

The full spot-by-spot journey is thrashed out on my art soapbox,, and here are the relevant posts.

NEW VIDEO: Booking it along the Amazon with PACTOUR

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DVD Sleeve. Click on image to read it.  UPDATE: A DVD of this tour is available Feb 2012 from Lon Haldeman, (Original 2004 DVD: 16,000 Feet on a Friday)
Currently, this DVD is an important fundraiser and not sold as a separate item, but given as a gift for donations of $100 or more.
Donations for these Peru Projects (administered by FPC Global Outreach) are always welcome and appreciated. As you can see, they are put to good and immediate use!
To donate, contact Lon Haldeman,  ABOUT THIS TOUR | LON'S BLOG

I'M JUST BACK from my second expedition in Peru with cycling legend and tireless philanthropist Lon Haldeman of PACTOUR.

The 17-day, non-stop itinerary involved several charitable projects:  a shopping trip for a home for abused and homeless girls;  delivering books to remote schools along the Amazon;  visiting two schools that PACTOUR built near the …