Tuesday, September 02, 2008
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The Convention is over. Obama made his speech. No more parties. Or could there be???
What could possibly fill this void between now and the November elections? Only one person came to mind - Damien Hirst of course. As has been well published, on Monday, September 15th at 2:00 pm local time the 'Shark' himself will bypass his two fledgling (ha!) galleries and head straight to Sotheby's with his new wares.
Has there been a better occasion in recent history to take a Monday afternoon off with the chance to see Larry Gagosian and Jay Jopling cry? You can bet those two are going to be doing their best to keep a tight leash on their star's market, especially with the revelation that Hirst's London gallery, White Cube, my have as many as 200 additional works that remain unsold in inventory.
So let's get together and have a watch party! I will spend the next couple of weeks scouting the perfect location (please leave suggestions in comment section). The auction will be broadcast via Sotheby's website so we'll need a place with a fast internet connection as well as access to lots of wine, champagne and possibly a formaldehyde inspired cocktail.
I'm also working on some sort of fabulous prize package for the person who comes closest to guessing the total for the September 15th evening sale.
Charge your laptops. More details to come...