But the sale of all this art just confirms that the rich are still really really rich (duh, like we had any doubt). If they weren't, I might have had a chance to bid on that pickled shark for my grand kids....
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I will not feel sorry for Damien Hirst
Just because his auction started the same day the market tanked. No I won't. Despite all the world's financial worries with banks failing and AIG about to declare bankruptcy, Sotheby's London made 111 million pounds (over 197 million US dollars) on the Hirst auction. Who knows what Hirst will get but you can bet it's a bunch. It is incredible to think that Hirst completely bypassed his galleries. For someone who is thrilled to obtain gallery representation (that would be me!), it's hard to understand.