Posts Tagged ‘Beautiful Inside My Head Forever’

By Katie Enna Damien Hirst’s latest antic has been all the talk of the auction world this past week. His exhibition “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” and subsequent sale on Monday and Tuesday at Sotheby’s in London made auction history. Historically auction houses have been secondary dealers, respecting the contemporary galleries who sell an artist’s […]

By Emily Waldorf For better or worse, the art market continues to defy expectations in the face of a dramatically declining economy.  Damien Hirst’s groundbreaking Sotheby’s “artist direct to auction” sale beat expectations, with many lots exceeding their high estimates.  His famous shark sold for $17.2 million and his golden calf for a mind boggling $18.6 […]

By Emily Waldorf Damien Hirst is single handedly causing an art market revolution with his decision to bypass his blue-chip dealers, Larry Gagosian and Jay Jopling, and sell 200 works directly through a dedicated mid-September sale at Sotheby’s New Bond Street location in London.  The web site Art Observed cites Sotheby’s spokesman Oliver Barker on […]