This month Phillips auction house will auction the artworks of several artists, including the work of damien Hirst, a well-known British artist, according tomedia reports. Interestingly, a relatively old Damien Hirst artwork, “Bodies,” was originally sold in 1989. The artwork was one of the first four drug cabinets designed by Hirst, and it sold for about $1,000.
The current owner of the drug cabinet is Robert Tibbles, who bought the artwork in 1989 from karsten Schubert, a contemporary art dealer. The cabinet first appeared at the Damien Hirst degree exhibition in 1989 and then at the Nazionale Archaeological Museum in Naples, the New York-based Company of L-M and the Tate Modern in London, and its last public appearance was in 2012.
Cheyenne Westphal, global chairman of Phillips Auctions, said: “Robert is one of the most visionary and visionary collectors of his generation. He was the first person to buy Damien Hirst art with Charles Saatchi and to collect it on the grounds that you bought it because you responded to it and because you liked it. “
Although the artwork sold for 600 pounds in 1989, it is expected to sell for between 1.2 million and 1.8 million pounds at auction.
Above, you can see another Damien Hirst artwork from Tibbles (six in total at this auction). This is Antipyrilazo III, created by Hirst in 1994, and is one of the early works in Hirst’s “Spot Painting” series. This special artwork contains 2,050 hand-painted and carefully arranged spots of different colors.