Damien Hirst - Heatwave: Online Auction London Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to 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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Beautiful Spin Heart for Naomi

signed and dedicated 'for Naomi Damien Hirst xxx' lower centre
acrylic on paper, in artist's frame
sheet 54 x 52 cm (21 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)
frame 60.4 x 59.4 cm (23 3/4 x 23 3/8 in.)

Executed in 2011.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £15,120

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Heatwave: Online Auction

Online Auction 6 - 13 July 2022