Thursday, May 15, 2008

"Why make trillions when we can make...BILLIONS?"

This mash-up from a reader, evidently referring to the million dollar price tag Gow Langsford have put on Damien Hirst’s Sacred XIV (2005). The editioned piece comes via White Cube, where ex-Sue Crockford staffer Richard Thompson and ex-McKay Gallery staffer Andrew Thomas now work. The purchase price was also the subject of much discussion (well, among the few New Zealanders anyway) at last year's Basel Art Fair. Anyone who can get what is probably a bull’s heart through NZ customs, even if it is suspended in a 5 percent solution of formaldehyde, deserves all the success in the world.
Image: Thanks to S, D, G and M