This September, Sotheby’s is delighted to celebrate one of the most extraordinary art world collaborations of our times: that of Damien Hirst and his unstoppable business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy. Yellow Ball: The Frank and Lorna Dunphy Collection - a two-part sale and exhibition of over 200 artworks that charts the iconoclastic 1990s art scene of which Frank and Lorna Dunphy were at the very heart.
The Online Sale is characterised by iconic prints and drawings by Hirst that perfectly summate Damien and Frank’s legendary relationship. Peppered throughout the sale are numerous pieces by the YBAs that are emblematic of 90s London, such as a Marlboro cigarette packet that has been made into a cat for Frank by Tracey Emin, a standout work on paper by Rachel Whiteread and a typically playful Gary Hume sculpture.
Reflecting the Dunphy’s truly global appreciation of art, the Online sale also has a fabulous Butterfly diptych by Pop icon Andy Warhol, and a quintessentially LA text piece by Ed Ruscha.