• Post War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7834

    Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

    11 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 35

    Damien Hirst (b. 1965)


    Price Realised  


    Damien Hirst (b. 1965)
    signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'Damien Hirst 2007 "Daemon" I love LESLEY xxx' (on the reverse); signed 'Damien Hirst' (on the stretcher)
    butterflies and household gloss paint on canvas in artist frame
    36 x 36in. (91.4 x 91.4cm.)
    framed dimensions: 42 x 42 x 3 5/8in. (106.7 x 106.7 x 9.1cm.)
    Executed in 2007

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    'I am really obsessed with life and death is the point where life stops. The butterflies still look beautiful even when dead.'
    Damien Hirst

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Gagosian Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection