Thursday, August 07, 2008

Strictly one per customer

We’ve already mentioned Damien Hirst’s intention to have his next major sale of new works via an auction. Now you can see the Sotheby’s catalogue and the obligatory auction video, this one with gems like, “It’s actually the first time Damien has done a Spot Painting on gold” and, referring to a skull painting, “it’s all about being here today and gone tomorrow.” As one of the sales people says about a small Tiger shark in a vitrine, it’s “incredibly appealing.”

Images: Video clips. Top, Aurothioglucose (“…first time…”) Middle, D, A, B, D, A., The Immaculate Heart – Lost and Transience and Painting 2 (“…attractive price-points…”) Bottom, The Kingdom (“…appealing…”)