Sunday, May 25, 2014

Damien Hirst: Gone but not forgotten

A 10,000 year old woolly mammoth skeleton, gilded in 24-carat gold leaf and encased in a giant gold framed tank has sold for 11 million euro. Damien Hirst's Gone but Not Forgotten was auctioned at a star-studded fundrasier for AIDS and purchased by Leonard Blavatnik, the Ukranian owner of Warner Music and Britain's fourth richest person. The mammoth skeleton is from Hirst's natural history collection which he began in 1991.
Image: Damien Hirst with Gone But Not forgotten