Sotheby’s brings world’s most expensive artist to India

August 18th, 2008 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India this week will for the first time see a collection of 15 art works by the world’s most expensive artist, Damien Hirst. Global auction house Sotheby’s will bring Hirst’s works to India for a two-day show Aug 27-28 at the Oberoi in the capital, deputy director of Sotheby’s (India) Maithili Parekh told IANS by telephone from Mumbai.

The leading British contemporary artist created history in terms of art prices last year by selling his installation art, “For the Love of God”, for $100 million.

The installation was a life-size platinum skull encrusted with 8,601 diamonds.

The Hirst collection in India will be part of a show, “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever”, set to open in London in September.

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