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Damien Hirst Sale at Sotheby’s “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever”

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Damien Hirst, B. 1965 EPINEPHRINE 120,000 – 150,000 GBP

Damien Hirst, B. 1965 EPINEPHRINE 120,000 – 150,000 GBP HAMMER PRICE GBP£505,250

Many years ago, Damien Hirst traveled from his flat in the famous Barrier Block in Brixton and probably through Loughborough Junction on his way to the Camberwell College of Arts. Although this is a tentative association, it is still one that I am keen to latch onto!

Next week he will be holding one of largest sales of the year at Sotheby’s in New Bond Street, where his latest collection is expected to exceed GBP£65,000,000.

The auction which will commence on Monday ( 15.9.08 ) evening and will be continuing on Tuesday with two further sessions. The sale is an incredible feat of branded consumerism, Hirst’s style clearly defined with easily recognizable variations on his key themes which will no doubt fetch fortunes as some of the worlds richest collectors scramble for a piece of the action. Four of the works will be sold for charities including the Demelza, Hospice Care for Children, Survival International, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The preview runs throughout Sunday 12-5 and Monday 9-12 am and is definitely worth visiting if you can make it.

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Hirst will subsequently be opening a gallery besides Sotheby’s.

Damien Hirst, B. 1965 THE ROSE WINDOW, DURHAM CATHEDRAL BUTTERFLIES AND METALLIC PAINT ON CANVAS IN ARTIST'S FRAME. 700,000 – 900,000 GBP

Damien Hirst, B. 1965 THE ROSE WINDOW, DURHAM CATHEDRAL BUTTERFLIES AND METALLIC PAINT ON CANVAS IN ARTIST HAMMER PRICE 1,273,250

- Damien Hirst, B. 1965 THE KINGDOM 4,000,000 – 6,000,000 GBP

- Damien Hirst, B. 1965 THE KINGDOM 4,000,000 – 6,000,000 GBP HAMMER PRICEGBP£9,561,250

 Damien Hirst, B. 1965 THE GOLDEN CALF 8,000,000 – 12,000,000 GBP

Damien Hirst, B. 1965 THE GOLDEN CALF 8,000,000 – 12,000,000 GBP HAMMER PRICE £10,345,250

Session 1 realised GBP£70,545,100 + commission & VAT

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