Damien Hurst`s Commode Chair goes under the hammer

He`s preserved animals in formaldehyde, recreated a human skull in platinum – adorned with over 8,000 diamonds – and created album artwork for legendary rock band The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and now, Damien Hirst`s `Commode Chair for 100% Weird`, is being sold by auctioneers Dreweatts for a guide price of £15,000 – £20,000.

The `Commode Chair`, designed by Hirst and constructed by Mike Smith (Hirst`s long-time collaborator), featured in his 1994 film 100% Weird, and is made from welded steel with a bedpan seat.


Recognised as the enfant terrible of the contemporary art world, Hirst`s piece is going under the hammer on December 11th, alongside urban art from other cult artists including Banksy, Shepherd Fairey and D*Face. The art sale, taking place at Dreweatts` Maddox Street showroom in Mayfair, also includes a unique silkscreen by Andy Warhol, valued at £50 – £70,000.

Contemporary art has seen a huge appreciation in value in the last decade, with high profile collectors including Hollywood actors, royalty and even David Cameron welcomed President Obama to the White House with a piece from British urban artist Eine.

Online bidding for the sale is available at www.artfact.com, www.epailive.com, www.liveauctioneers.com and www.the-saleroom.com.

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