Damien Hirst - Pharmacy Auction
Damien Hirst stamps his authority on the contemporary art market with record sales at the Sotheby's, London auction
Damien Hirst's Pharmacy Sells For 11.1 Million
Damien Hirst reaffirmed his position as one of the leading contemporary artists of the 21st century this evening (October 18th, 2004), when all 168 lots of original items from the celebrated Pharmacy restaurant sold at Sotheby's London for a total of £11,132,180 ($20,063,528), far in excess of the pre-sale estimate of £3.5 - 4.9 million. His international status attracted more than 500 people into the saleroom, many of whom spent the hour before the sale queuing on New Bond Street eager to bid for a piece of Pharmacy's history.