Damien Hirst - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    HENI Leviathan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    'Damien Hirst, The Virtues', HENI Leviathan, 2021, online (another example illustrated)
    'NFT fever has infected Damien Hirst', SpeakART, 25 February 2021, online (another example illustrated)
    'Cryptoart. Damien Hirst to accept bitcoin, ether for blossom print editions', TRT World, 26 February 2021, online (another example illustrated)
    Melissa Gronlund, 'Damien Hirst creates work that can be purchased with cryptocurrency', The National, 28 February 2021, online (another example 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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Ж188

Eight works from 'The Virtues': (i) H9-1 Justice; (ii) H9-2 Courage; (iii) Mercy H9-3; (iv) Politeness H9-4; (v) Honesty H9-5; (vi) Honour H9-6; (vii) Loyalty H9-7; (viii) Control H9-8

each signed and numbered '257 Damien Hirst' on a label affixed to the reverse
Laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite panel
each 120 x 96 cm (47 1/4 x 37 3/4 in.)
(i) H9-1 Justice. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 1005, published by HENI Leviathan.
(ii) H9-2 Courage. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 760, published by HENI Leviathan.
(iii) Mercy H9-3. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 817, published by HENI Leviathan.
(iv) Politeness H9-4. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 1549, published by HENI Leviathan.
(v) Honesty H9-5. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 728, published by HENI Leviathan.
(vi) Honour H9-6. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 693, published by HENI Leviathan.
(vii) Loyalty H9-7. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 1067, published by HENI Leviathan.
(viii) Control H9-8. Executed in 2020, this work is number 257 from an edition of 862, published by HENI Leviathan.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £90,720

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20th Century & Contemporary Art

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021