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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 281

    Damien Hirst (b. 1965)


    Price Realised  


    Damien Hirst (b. 1965)
    signed, inscribed and dated 'In principio erat verbum Lignum vitae afferens fructus Passus sub Pontio Pilato Damien Hirst John 24.07.03' (on the turnover edge); signed twice 'Damien Hirst' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
    flies and resin on canvas
    54 x 40in. (137.2 x 101.6cm.)
    Executed in 2003, this work is accompanied by a poem written by the artist

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    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.
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    White Cube, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003.


    London, White Cube, exh. cat., Damien Hirst, Romance in the Age of Uncertainty, September-October 2003.