Posts Tagged ‘Golden Calf’

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 […]