Old Master? Damien Hirst Makes it to TEFAF Courtesy Leeds Pal (and Renaissance Dealer) Dino Tomasso

Damien Hirst, Black Sheep with Golden Horns, 2009 Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, Stand 165
Damien Hirst, Black Sheep with Golden Horns, 2009 Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, Stand 165

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art’s booth at TEFAF might raise a few purists’ eyebrows this week. The Renaissance art dealers are presenting three pieces by Damien Hirst, including Black Sheep With Golden Horn (2009), a ram in formaldehyde which comes with a £2,250,000 (US$ 3,737,716.82) price tag.

The display is a bit of a reunion for Hirst and Dino Tomasso, who first met as teenagers living in the same neighborhood of Leeds, England.

“I always like to present my work in exciting and new contexts,” said Hirst, “and I think showing it with older works in this way unexpectedly highlights more similarities than differences and works well for all the art on the stand, reminding us that all art starts out in life as contemporary art.”—artnet News


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