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In Pictures: Hirst for art

Damien Hirst with a painting

Artist Damien Hirst is putting hundreds of his art works up for sale. He is seen here with a piece called Beautiful Atomic Collision of Flames: Force of Nature Painting.

The Golden Calf

The 2-day Sotheby's auction, called Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, is a rare example of an artist selling his work straight through an auction house. The Golden Calf exhibit sold for 9.2m.

Anatomy of an Angel

His statue Anatomy of an Angel has been estimated at being worth 1m to 1.5m.

The Abyss

Mr Hirst remains a controversial figure in the art world. His work The Abyss, containing used cigarette butts, sold for just under its top estimate of 1.8m.

Damien Hirst and The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey, a zebra in formaldehyde, has been valued at between 2m and 3m.

Pigs Might Fly

Pigs Might Fly continues Mr Hirst's theme of making animals appear to be fantastical creatures. He describes his "mini retrospective" as "probably the most amazing show I've put on".

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