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Damien Hirst
B.1965
TRUST
titled on the base
painted bronze, stainless steel and pre-decimal English coins
97.5 by 69 by 37cm.; 38 3/8 by 27 1/8 by 17 1/2 in.
Executed in 2003, this work is number 4 from an edition of 12.
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Provenance

White Cube, London
Private Collection, New York
Sale: Sotheby's, London, Contemporary Art, 12 October 2012, Lot 52
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“I was just thinking about how charities have changed over the years. It used to be taken on board and in a way now it has decayed... There is the girl: she is so cute, with a teddy bear and then the calliper leg. So, they were trying to make you attracted to her but also feel sorry for her, to get money from you. It was just that whole idea was kind of screwy. But, then it is connected to my childhood.”

The artist in conversation with Mirta D’Argenzio in: Exhibition Catalogue, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Damien Hirst, 2006, pp. 223-4.

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