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By prospect   October 2007

Damien’s skull: another Blue Arrow?

Generally, writes Ben Lewis, it isn’t possible to make close comparisons between the art market and financial markets. Recently, though, one striking case has emerged: Damien Hirst’s sale of his diamond skull (pictured, left) for the asking price of £50m. The skull was sold to a “consortium of investors” (not collectors, in other words) who plan to tour the skull around the world to increase its value. This consortium, it later emerged, included Damien Hirst. So it may be an exaggeration to say that…

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