Damien Hirst - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, London
    Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, 24 September 2014, lot 219
    Private Collection
    Gary Nader, Miami, To Serve Mankind Benefit Auction, 21 April - 1 May 2020, lot 9
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Zurich, Thomas Amman Fine Art AG, Abstract Vision, 11 - 25 April 2008, no. 24, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Other Criteria and Gagosian Gallery, eds., The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986-2011, Damien Hirst, London, 2013, p. 490 (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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signed, titled, inscribed and dated '"Tricaprylin" Damien Hirst LIPIDS 2007' on the reverse; stamped with the artist's name 'Damien Hirst' on the stretcher
household gloss on canvas
96.5 x 106.7 cm (37 7/8 x 42 in.)
2 in. spot

Painted in 2007.

£80,000 - 120,000 ‡♠

Sold for £114,300

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 March 2023