472
472
Damien Hirst
LOCANDA LOCATELLI 
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
472
Damien Hirst
LOCANDA LOCATELLI 
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Damien Hirst
B. 1965
LOCANDA LOCATELLI 
incised with the artist's signature on a plaque affixed to the reverse 
pharmaceutical packaging, glass, painted MDF, aluminum, metal pins, nickel-plated steel and sliding door lock
24 by 36 by 6 in. 61 by 91.5 by 15.3 cm.
Executed in 1997-1998. 
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Provenance

Sotheby's, London, Damien Hirst's Pharmacy Sale, 18 October 2004, Lot 106 
Private Collection, Geneva (acquired from the above sale)
Christie's, London, 7 February 2008, Lot 470
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Exh. Cat., New York, L&M Arts, Damien Hirst: The Complete Medicine Cabinets, October 2010, p. 183 (text)

Catalogue Note

“In the medicine cabinets there’s no actual medicines in the bottles. Its just completely packaging and formal sculptures and organized shapes. My mum was looking at the same kind of stuff in the chemist’s and believing in its completely. And then, when looking at it in an art gallery, completely not believing in it. And as far as I could see it was the same thing. And for a long time I’d seen that. I knew that was going on. And I was thinking ‘If I could only make art like that – that did that'. And then in the end, I just decided to do that directly. I’ve always loved the idea of art maybe, you know, curing people. And I have this kind of obsession with the body.”

Damien Hirst

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York