Damien Hirst - New Now London Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • 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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1730 Gimme Candy, from The Currency

signed, signed with the artist's blindstamp, microdot, hallmark and hologram, numbered, inscribed and dated '1730. Gimme candy. 2016 Damien Hirst' on the reverse
enamel paint on handmade paper
21.4 x 29.8 cm (8 3/8 x 11 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2016, this work is a unique variant from an edition of 10,000 unique variants.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £10,080

Contact Specialist

Charlotte Gibbs
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now
+44 20 7901 7993
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New Now

London Auction 28 April 2022