How COULD I have failed to mention the current expedition of Damien Hirst, with Dot paintings at Gagosian galleries all over the world??? My son just reminded me. Here's a photo of the man himself in front of some of his (mostly minion-made) dots, from this article:
There's also a New York Times article to have a look at. And here's Banksy's take on the whole extravaganza:
I can't help it; I still think dots are delightful, effervescent, happy-making and charming. Not terribly deep, but very wonderful.