The second day of the Damien Hirst's auction fetched another stunning £40,919,700 ($73,409,941). Pigs Might Fly - 541,250 GBP ($971,002) Bill With Shark - sold for 313,250 GBP ($561,970) Oil on canvas, donated to the artist by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation It is sold on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Moments of weakness - 690,850 GBP ($1,234,963)
No kidding. This is one of the highest, if not THE highest amount paid for the works of one artist at a single auction event. Ever. I list a few works, which were sold for around a million dollars, and of course the animals. For the complete list, head over to the Sotheby's website. Strawberries and cream - sold for £541,250 ($967,917) Landscape and memory - sold for £601,250 ($1,075,215) The Tree Of Life [...]
Sotheby's will be hosting Damien Hirst's "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever" exhibition and sale in London on September 15. Hirst's "The Golden Carf" is expected to sell in the range of 8,000,000—12,000,000 GBP ($14.1 million - $21.2 million) In 2007, Hirst's "Lullaby Spring" was sold for £9.65m ($17.1 million) so the upcoming event may set a new record for Damien Hirst and may also break the record for a work by a living artist.