On Tuesday 4th September, two very exciting pieces of Comtemporary British Art go up for sale at Christie’s as part of the Christie’s Interior’s Auction. The sale of the pieces by Damien Hirst and elusive artist Bambi will benefit Dimbleby Cancer Care, thanks to the kind donation of the proceeds by Dimbleby Cancer Care Chairman David Dimbleby.
Damien Hirst’s Spin Skull lot. 447 was created by Hirst with David’s assistance, when they were filming Seven Ages of Britain for the BBC in 2009, and very kindly given to David for auction.
Alongside Spin Skull – which also features on the cover of the auction catalogue – David is also auctioning Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend lot. 426 by Bambi.
The piece was generously given to David to auction when he was having the Hirst piece framed. Diamonds is part of a series of works produced by Bambi – hailed by many as the female Banksy – to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, including a piece of street graffiti in North London featuring the queen on a diamond playing card earlier in the year.
For full details of the sale, please go to christies.com to download the Catalogue.