Friday, February 15, 2008

Hirst, Rose, RED

Damian Hirst appeared on Charlie Rose on Wednesday to discusses his involvement with the RED auction which consists of U2's Bono inviting him out on his yacht, getting him drunk and having him agree to writing 100 personal letters to artists, begging their involvement. I particularly like the mention of his involvement in other auctions:

"Whenever I get asked to do an auction it's always a printed letter, you know, where they change the name, they don't really bother. So you give them an old drawing from the back of the studio and you hope they go away."

clip: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charlie-rose/my-conversation-with-dami_b_86764.html

full interview: http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2008/02/13/2/a-conversation-with-artist-damien-hirst

Update: the Valentines Day auction raised over twenty million pounds.

1 comment:

Spencer Kent said...

The very fact that Hirst specifically sets this particular auction from all the others is the proof in the pudding about how important the (RED) Organization is. More than 40 million dollars in one day, with not a penny going to auction fees (Thanks to the amazing participation from Sotheby's), this is definitely a Valentines day to remember.