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Ouch! Damien Hirst “has been a fabricator of luxury goods for a long time now”

December 11, 2012
Artist Damian Hirst next to his 1991 work 'The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living' during the opening of his solo exhibition at the Tate Modern in central London. Photo: PA

Artist Damian Hirst next to his 1991 work ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ during the opening of his solo exhibition at the Tate Modern in central London. Photo: PA

Has Damien Hirst jumped the shark? The Telegraph reports that works purchased between 2005 and 2008 have lost 30% of their value and: “One third of the 1,700 artworks by Hirst that have gone under the hammer since 2009 have failed to sell at all.”

The article also has a withering quote from The Art Newspaper’s Georgina Adam: “I think Hirst was a very good artist at the beginning but he has been a fabricator of luxury goods for a long time now.”

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