Damien Hirst - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Tate, London
    Acquired from the above 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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Cafe Royal (H5-7)

signed 'Damien Hirst' on a label affixed to the reverse and stamp-numbered '55/100' on the reverse
Diasec-mounted Giclée print on aluminium
90.2 x 90.2 cm (35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2018, this work is number 80 from an edition of 100 plus 10 artist's proofs and published by HENI Productions, London.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £10,710

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 27 October - 3 November 2021