It's not just a flood of Damien Hirst art works...it's the Katrina of the Art World!
There are several reports out that his art dealers are already
choking on having trouble "selectively placing" tons of unsold art works by Damien Hirst.
1. See bloomberg news story today....Download Damien_Hirst_floods_Market.txt
2. Art Fag City - "Disclosure of Unsold Damien Hirst...."
4. The Art Newspapers - "The art Damien Hirst failed to sell"
5. UK Times Online - "200 unsold Damien Hirst works...."
Plus.. Let us not forget, the famous 100 million dollar
folly diamond skull was never sold. Like lambs (or sheep) to the slaughter, Now, Sotheby's is also holding a 100% Damien Hirst art selling marathon in mid September at their London Offices.
Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, a major auction of works by Damien Hirst, will include an important series of new pieces which have been created over the past two years, including monumental formaldehyde sculptures; paintings which expand on the artist's classic themes such as butterflies, cancer cells and pills; exquisite new cabinets and insightful preparatory drawings.
56 Lots on September 15th at night.
Lots 101 to 180on September 16th in the morning
Lots 201 - 287on September 16th in the afternoon.
(Photo #1, Lot 9, Damien Hirst, 1965 The Black Sheep with The Golden Horn, Executed in 2008, sheep, 18 carat gold, glass, steel, acrylic, silicone and formaldehyde solution, 43 x 64 x 25", price est 2 - 3 Million Pounds Sterling..about $4 million USD)
Sheeps, Sharks, Butterflies, Pills, pok-a-dots..etc.. you name it.. there's at least one or 2 of freshly made Hirst works for sale... so much for scarcity! I guess Damien's army of art "collaborative artists" have been very busy make his art to sell.
If MAO was
rich enough to be, stupid enough to be, fortunate enough to be a collector of Damien Hirst works... we would be very worried! It looks like this auction may become the watershed Big Fall benchmark event for the contemporary art world.