Damien Hirst - Wired: Online Auction London Thursday, November 23, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    HENI, 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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Five works: (i) H10-1 Wu Zetian; (ii) H10-2 Nūr Jahān; (iii) H10-3 Theodora; (iv) H10-4 Suiko; (v) H10-5 Taytu Betul from the series The Empresses

each signed 'Damien Hirst' and numbered 128 on a label affixed to the reverse
The complete set of 5 laminated Giclée prints on aluminium composite panel screen-printed with glitter
each 100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2022.

(i) Wu Zetian (H10-1), this work is number 128 from an edition of 2853.
(ii) Nūr Jahān (H10-2), this work is number 128 from an edition of 3041.
(iii) Theodora (H10-3), this work is number 128 from an edition of 3315.
(iv) Suiko (H10-4), this work is number 128 from an edition of 3310.
(v) Taytu Betul (H10-5), this work is number 128 from an edition of 2814.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £10,160

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Wired: Online Auction

23 - 30 November 2023