Damien Hirst - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    The Donald Marron Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 2006)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Gagosian Gallery, Damien Hirst—Corpus: Drawings 1981-2006, September 14-October 28, 2006, no. 133, p. 160 (illustrated, p. 161)
    East Hampton, Pace Gallery, Works on Paper from a Distinguished Private Collection: A co-presentation by Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian, and Pace, August 12-20, 2020

  • 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, inscribed and dated "Damien Hirst CHALFORD 2006" lower right; titled ""LEVIATHAN"" upper center; inscribed "black painted tank and smoked glass panels lit from within, low light possibly/monster from the deep/monster from the Imagination/man" lower left
pencil on paper
33 1/8 x 46 7/8 in. (84 x 119 cm)
Executed in 2006.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,720

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021