Damien Hirst - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London
    Phillips de Pury & Company, London, 28 June 2011, lot 230
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    This etching is taken from 1 of 5 unique sets of the portfolio In a spin, the action of the world on things, originally published by Paragon Press in an edition of 68.

  • 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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All around the world

signed 'Damien Hirst' lower right; further titled '"All around the world"' lower left
acrylic, oil pastel and crayon on etched ground
91 x 71 cm (35 7/8 x 27 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2002 with additional hand-colouring in 2006, this work is registered in the Damien Hirst Archive.

£15,000 - 20,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 5 October 2017