Damien Hirst - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

  • Exhibited

    Rome, Gagosian Gallery, Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986-2011, January 12 - March 17, 2012, p. 861 (illustrated, p. 698)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Mathematically, with the spot paintings, I probably discovered the most fundamentally important thing in any kind of art, which is the harmony of where color can exist on its own, interacting with other colors in a perfect format." - Damien Hirst

  • 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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signed, titled and dated "Damien Hirst 'Oleandrin' 2010" on the reverse; further signed and stamped "Damien Hirst" on the stretcher; further stamped "Damien Hirst" on the overlap
household gloss on canvas
14 5/8 x 13 in. (37 x 33 cm.)
Executed in 2010.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $118,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue