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Damien Hirst
Beautiful, childish, expressive, tasteless, not art, over simplistic, throw away, kids stuff, lacking integrity, rotating, nothing but visual candy, celebrating, sensational, inarguably beautiful pain
1996
$1,161,000
Sotheby’s New York
May 14, 2008
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ART MARKET WATCH


May 15, 2008

SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY DOES $362 MILLION
Say one thing about the record-setting auction of 83 lots of contemporary art at Sotheby’s New York on the evening of May 14, 2008 -- it was l-o-n-g. But no matter. Ever since the original Rambo movie in 1982, like the film’s hero John Rambo, your correspondent has been "trained to ignore pain." Long? That sale wasn’t long. Make it longer. One hundred lots, 120 lots, go ahead, it’s all the same to me.

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