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Damien Hirst
SPOT DRAWING NO. 2
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NEW WAVE - NEW BEAT: PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Damien Hirst
SPOT DRAWING NO. 2
Estimate
Irrevocable Bids
Lots with this symbol indicate that a party has provided Sotheby’s with an irrevocable bid on the lot that will be executed during the sale at a value that ensures that the lot will sell. The irrevocable bidder, who may bid in excess of the irrevocable bid, will be compensated based on the final hammer price in the event he or she is not the successful bidder or may receive a fixed fee in the event he or she is the successful bidder. If the irrevocable bidder is the successful bidder, the fixed fee (if applicable) for providing the irrevocable bid may be netted against the irrevocable bidder’s obligation to pay the full purchase price for the lot and the purchase price reported for the lot shall be net of such fixed fee. If the irrevocable bid is not secured until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that there is an irrevocable bid on the lot. If the irrevocable bidder is advising anyone with respect to the lot, Sotheby’s requires the irrevocable bidder to disclose his or her financial interest in the lot. If an agent is advising you or bidding on your behalf with respect to a lot identified as being subject to an irrevocable bid, you should request that the agent disclose whether or not he or she has a financial interest in the lot.
Artist's Resale Right
Purchase of lots marked with this symbol will be subject to the payment of the artist's resale right.
Double Dagger
Indicates that the lot is being sold whilst subject to Temporary Importation, and that VAT is due at the reduced rate
Guaranteed Property
Guaranteed Property. The seller of lots with this symbol has been guaranteed a minimum price from one auction or a series of auctions. If every lot in a catalogue is guaranteed, the Conditions of Sale will so state and this symbol will not be used for each lot.
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LOT SOLD. 175,000 GBP
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Damien Hirst
B. 1965
SPOT DRAWING NO. 2
signed and dated 90
coloured pencil on paper
84.1 by 59.7 cm. 33 1/8 by 23 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Modern Collections Ltd., London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Catalogue Note

Nicolas Serota: "When you did the first Spot Painting, did you see that as changing the world? Or changing your world?"

Damien Hirst: "Yeah, the first [Spot Painting] absolutely changed my world. I’d looked at all this stuff like conceptual art, but it was the first time I had clarity in some way. The thing that was causing me the problem in painting was colour, finding a structure where I could lay it down, be in control of it rather than it controlling me. Once I’d done that, I didn’t really have problems with colour anymore" (Damien Hirst in conversation with Sir Nicholas Serota, in: Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Damien Hirst, 2012, p. 92).

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