Art Market News
 Damien Hirst, Skull, The Doodle, Chorley's of Prinknash
Opportunity To Buy Damien Hirst Skull For £6,000 - ArtLyst Article image

Opportunity To Buy Damien Hirst Skull For £6,000

Bookmark and Share

How much would you pay for a Damien Hirst skull? Not as much as you might think, as it turns out – if you are happy to fork out for a loose doodle on the back if a poster, that is! The doodle, having been given to a friend in Mexico, has somehow found its way to an auction house in Gloucestershire, with an estimated price tag of £6,000.

A spokesperson for the auction house Chorley's of Prinknash explained that the work was ‘acquired directly from the artist by the vendor’ at an exhibition at the Hilario Galgueria Gallery in Mexico in 2006: ‘During the after show party which included a wrestling match Hirst sketched a skull and the slogan Love is Blind on the back of one of the discarded wrestling posters for a friend,’ she explained; ‘She now wishes to sell the drawing locally in light of Hirst's connection with Gloucestershire - he owns Toddington Manor and has a studio in Stroud.’

The sketch measures 87cm (34 in) by 57.5cm (22 in) and will be sold on 24 May 2012. If the artworld really is the new Hollywood (as those in the know say that it is), then verily does Hirst step into the shoes of Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, and George Clooney; for if his international renown does not quite matchup to his celluloid analogues then, most certainly, do his paycheques. His current Tate Modern retrospective is about time then; the first substantial survey of his work in a British institution, taking us right back to the beginning in the late 1980s, and traversing the monumental career of an exceptionally talented and precocious art student who would become perhaps the world’s most ostentatious luxury brand.

Follow ArtLyst on Twitter for breaking art news and latest exhibition reviews

" Now, Adidas Originals Hardland*the nature of the rank friendly style boots and shoes, may actually be the case at eye level with every transaction. They are Adidas JS Wings for women of all ages and Glod designed the boots Adidas jeremy scott is certainly cozy shop in search of women in boots and shoes with good winning style. " - 14-05-2012  

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

* indicates required

Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Artlyst Quiz
Advertise with Artlyst


Canvas Bar
Camden Arts Centre
Art Below
Guardian Select
Button Advertise
Top 10 Exhibitions
Top 10 Emerging Exhibitions