Monday September 28, 2020

Will art coin it in 2008?

A fortnight ago, commenting before the first ever auction held by Black’s Art Auctions in Dublin, a newspaper columnist voiced the opinion that surely no one in Ireland would be mad enough to pay €100,000 for Damien Hirst’s painting Spin.

15th March, 2008

A fortnight ago, commenting before the first ever auction held by Black’s Art Auctions in Dublin, a newspaper columnist voiced the opinion that surely no one in Ireland would be mad enough to pay €100,000 for Damien Hirst’s painting Spin.

She got her answer days later, when it sold for €220,000 - sadly not to an Irish collector, but to an American, albeit one with an Irish wife. It is now...

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