Middle Market Muscle

New Buyers Drive Hirst Market Damien Hirst, N-Chlorodacetyl-L-Phenylalanine (PFS) Crystalline (£100-150k) £358k Colin Gleadell spoke to the buyers at Frank Dunphy’s Yellow Ball sale studded with the work of his former client, Damien Hirst. Much has been made of the fall in Hirst’s auction volume and prices since the 2008 sale on the eve of the financial crisis. Those who mock Hirst—and, really, who among us hasn’t?—might want to take notice of what Gleadell reports:

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