The Royal Academy Exhibition Patrons Group, London (donated by the artist) Sale: Sotheby's, London, Damien Hirst's Pharmacy, 18 October 2004, Lot 108 Acquired directly from the above by the present owner
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the background tends more towards pure white and the green more towards a bright apple green in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There is extremely minor wear in all four corners. There are artist's smudgings and further faint handling marks in places along all four edges. There is a small coloured rub mark to the top extreme edge in the top left corner. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light
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