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Damien Hirst on Sale Now at Auction

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Damien Hirst, Mixed Media on Canvas, 'Happy', 2008

Lot 112: Damien Hirst, Mixed Media on Canvas, 'Happy', 2008

Estimated Price: €40,000 - €50,000

Description: Mixed media with oil and collage with syringes, butterflies and tablets on canvasGreat Britain, 2008 Damien Hirst (born 1965) - British painter, sculptor and conceptual artist Signed in pencil with 'DHirst' to the lower margin UniqueThe work is registered in the Damien Hirst archive under the number DHS 11731 In white Perspex frame Dimensions: 27,5 x 25 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection, EnglandDamien Hirst is one of the most influential artists of his generation; the current highest auction record for a work by Hirst is set above €12 millionObject is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.Colored spots Syringes, gloss paint, collaged butterflies and Paracetamol tablets characterize the present work by Damien Hirst (born 1965), entitled 'Happy'. It reflects Hirst's typical conceptual approach and shows symbols which he often visits in his oeuvre. The most famous exponent of the 'Young British Artists' (YBAs), Damien Hirst is known mainly for his provocative sculptures. It is the blurring boundaries between high and lower culture, between art and science, and the big questions of life, love and death, which he examines tirelessly in his works.The work is signed with 'DHirst' to the lower margin. It is in very good condition, showing minor wear to the frame. The image dimensions are 27,5 x 25 cm, and the frame measures 52,5 x 47.5 cm.Damien Hirst (born 1965)From 1986 to 1989, the British artist studied art at the Goldsmiths College in London without wishing to be bound to an art form. The exhibition 'Freeze' that he organized in 1988 in an unused warehouse in London's port district showing his own works and works of his fellow students brought him public attention. Hirst, who often employs in his works with themes of death and life, religion and consumer culture, became famous in the 1990s by animal bodies preserved in formaldehyde. Also, the diamond adorned platinum cast of a human skull, that Hirst exhibited in 2007 and sold the same year to a record price, caused a stir. Damien Hirst is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good - if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given - starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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