Artistic licence: Dealers face art attack

Damien Hirst has done it again - and this time he didn’t even need a shark pickled in formaldehyde to manage it.

13th September, 2008

Damien Hirst has done it again - and this time he didn’t even need a shark pickled in formaldehyde to manage it.

His latest wheeze to alarm and alienate the public involves his Sotheby’s auction, set to take place on Monday and Tuesday, in which 223 of his new artworks will be sold for a sum that critics predict will amount to €65 million.

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