beautiful inside my head forever

In the midst of a recession, Damien Hirst thrives. On a day that saw the worst loss on Wall Street in 7 years, Damien Hirst's private auction took in $127.2 million at Sotheby's in London. By bypassing dealers and traditional galleries, Hirst guarantees himself a nice payday, and sets the tone for artists to follow his lead. According to rumor, Takashi Murakami will be next.