Sunday, 14 September 2008

Sale Now On - Everything Must Go!


Damien Hirst is having a massive sale of all his work at Sotheby's on Monday and Tuesday. He's cutting out the gallery dealer and keeping all the dosh himself. The title of the sale is: "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever" . . . . shouldn't that be "Beautiful Inside My Wallet Forever" . . . ?

19 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

The answer is yes. Aren't the pictures on banknotes art, Miss Scarlet? Some day you'll have to explain what is and isn't art to a simple gorilla.

And what about Picasso doing a drawing on the back of a cheque he wrote for a restaurant meal so they'd never cash it? Bald-headed miser!

scarlet-blue said...

I read that Damien did the same as Picasso . . . Damien can sign a cheque for £30 but his signature quadruples the value of the cheque - so his cheques don't get banked either. This is why 'chip'n pin' was invented.
Sx

mutleythedog said...

I have made a few artworks like Damiens myself. Used condoms, stuffed dogs and whatnot...

Globus said...

globus met hurst once some years ago, and can confirm he's the self-righteous and selfish twunt you suggest he is....

Mrs Pouncer said...
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Mrs Pouncer said...

Big yawn Scarlet. Hirst is a paradox, but nothing more sinister than that. Art charms and deceives us at the same time. It always has; it's in its nature. Hirst is asking the essential question: what's art good for, and what's it worth? Value, as such, can't be quantified. I am sorry that Globus had such an unsatisfactory meeting. I have met Damien Hirst on several occasions, and have always been pissed.
Today I spent some time looking at Gilbert & George's Spunk Blood Piss Shit Spit. It suited my mood. I suppose you would say "An 8 year old could've done that".

scarlet-blue said...
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scarlet-blue said...

Hello Mutley,
You could have made a fortune at Crufts by selling your work there . . . .show those agility collies a thing or two . . .
Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Hello Globus,
I think it all went to his head . . . he started believing his own publicity.
Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Don't get me wrong Mrs P, I quite like contemporary art . . . I've bought a bit of Christian Boltanski in my time, and I like Sophie Calle very much . . . but Damien is a glutton . . . and not very subtle. Like Emin, and Coca-Cola, he sells his brand.
Sx

Mrs Pouncer said...

Scarlet! And YOU of all people can talk about SUBTLETY!!!!!
Tracey Emin sells her BRAND? Christ, I've got to hear this.

Gorilla Bananas said...

You surprise me, Mrs Pouncer. I would have thought you were more of a traditionalist.

scarlet-blue said...

Oh, blimey Mrs P, I forgot myself for a moment . . . all I'm trying to say . . . is they sell because of who they are and not because of what they make . . . but as you said . . . it is a paradox. Where did I put my wonderbra . . . ?
Sx

scarlet-blue said...
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scarlet-blue said...

Ah, GB . . . I think Mrs P is a woman of many tastes . . .
Sx

P.S I think Damien Hirst is probably an elitist version of Katie Price.

BEAST said...

I like Damien's explanation for the controversial 'cut in half' cow exhibit.
He said when he was a kid he always wanted to walk thru a cows digestive system.
Didn't we all ???.
I must admit I would rather Damien got all the money for his work rather than a parasitical dealer creaming loads of it off , fo nothing

scarlet-blue said...

Yes Beast, Damien could be setting a trend by cutting out the middle man.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2beeb522-82bb-11dd-a019-000077b07658.html this is quite interesting.
Sx

:: Wendy :: said...

who is 'comment deleted'? I suspect they've taken a shine to you and are a little bit bashful

scarlet-blue said...

I wish . . .!
Sx