Kippenberger does well but Hirst unsold
Christie's results point to shift in taste towards serious works
By Melanie Gerlis. From Frieze daily edition
Published online: 12 October 2012
A work by Damien Hirst—Underworld, 2008 (left, detail)—that sold for £241,250 at his “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever sale” in 2008 failed to sell at Christie’s last night (est £120,000-£180,000). This was symptomatic of a patchy auction that showed a shift in taste towards older and more serious art. Works by Paul McCarthy, Andreas Gursky and Richard Prince also went unsold; those by Kippenberger, Thomas Schütte and Rosemarie Trockel were more in demand (Kippenberger’s Untitled, 1992, made an artist auction record of £3.2m). The sale made a total of £23m, with premium (est £21.3m-£30m, without premium).
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