“Most people initially freak a little bit about Sebastian, then they stare and stare at it and they say, ‘That’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen,” said Kenny Goss about Damien Hirst’s “Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain” (above) which Goss and his partner George Michael purchased last summer and which is now on display in Dallas at a Hirst-curated show at the couple’s gallery.
Goss and Michael are also giving back to the community: “The foundation will be awarding two $5,000 scholarships to students at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, one in Michael’s name for music and one in Goss’ name for art. There are also two more $5,000 scholarships offered, one for Dallas-Fort Worth area students, the other for students statewide.”
Said Goss: “We want to expose the Dallas art community to work that they’ve quite potentially never seen if they weren’t able to travel, these works that in some ways may be a little controversial for one thing, a little strong. But let’s face it, art a lot of times is about sex, love, death, loss.”