Damien Hirst - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Museum of Modern Art, Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, March - May 2008 (another example exhibited) 

  • Literature

    J. Schellmann, ed., Wall Works: Wall Installations in Editions, New York, 1993, p. 54 (illustrated); D. Hirst, I want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, one to one, always, forever, now, London, 1997, p. 246; J. Schellmann, ed., Wall Works: Site-Specific Wall Installations, New York/Munich, 1999, pp. 90-93 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Damien Hirst

    British • 1965

    There is no other contemporary artist as maverick to the art market as Damien Hirst. Foremost among the Young British Artists (YBAs), a group of provocative artists who graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in the late 1980s, Hirst ascended to stardom by making objects that shocked and appalled, and that possessed conceptual depth in both profound and prankish ways.

    Regarded as Britain's most notorious living artist, Hirst has studded human skulls in diamonds and submerged sharks, sheep and other dead animals in custom vitrines of formaldehyde. In tandem with Cheyenne Westphal, now Chairman of Phillips, Hirst controversially staged an entire exhibition directly for auction with 2008's "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," which collectively totalled £111 million ($198 million).

    Hirst remains genre-defying and creates everything from sculpture, prints, works on paper and paintings to installation and objects. Another of his most celebrated series, the 'Pill Cabinets' present rows of intricate pills, cast individually in metal, plaster and resin, in sterilized glass and steel containers; Phillips New York showed the largest of these pieces ever exhibited in the United States, The Void, 2000, in May 2017.

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Pharmaceutical Wall Painting, Five Blacks

150 tins of enamel paint with 150 brushes and a compass in a wooden crate.   
Installation dimensions variable.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.  This work is from an edition of ten plus 2 artist's proofs; each work in the edition is comprised of a unique combination of colors. 

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $68,500

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York