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    Sale 5396

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    11 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 322

    Damien Hirst (b. 1965)

    Happy Head with Base

    Price Realised  

    Damien Hirst (b. 1965)
    Happy Head with Base
    signed 'Damien hirst' (on the base)
    household gloss paint on resin skull and wooden base
    10 x 8¾ x 8¾in. (25.4 x 22.2 x 22.2cm.)
    Executed in 2007, this work is from an edition of ten unique works


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    Provenance

    Other Criteria, London.


    Post Lot Text

    "It sounds really pessimistic...I think I've got an obsession with death, but I think it's like celebration of life rather that something morbid. You can't have one without the other."

    -Damien Hirst