Robert Dixon (mathematician)
Robert Dixon (born 1947) is a mathematician and graphic artist, known primarily for his book Mathographics and for his plagiarism dispute with Damien Hirst. Dixon was a research associate at the Royal College of Art.
He complained in 2004 that a circular pattern Hirst produced for a children's colouring book was a copy of one of his works.
In 2006, Dixon said that Hirst's print Valium had "unmistakable similarities" to one of his own designs. Hirst's manager contested this by explaining the origin of Hirst's piece was from a book The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry (1991)—not realising this was one place where Dixon's design had been published.
- Mathographics at Google Books
- Widdup, Ellen (24 October 2006). "Can you spot the difference". London Evening Standard.
- Alberge, Dalya. (14 August 2003). "Spot the difference as artist accuses Hirst of copying", The Times. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
- Alberge, Dalya. (27 June 2007). "My old friend Damien stole my skull idea", The Times. Retrieved 10 December 2007.
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