DAMIEN HIRST, Untitled, 2009 [skull balloon]


DAMIEN HIRST, Untitled, 2009 [skull balloon]
card size: 6,5 x 9,3 cm
print on balloon, printed matter, plastic seal bag
signed in print, hand numbered in pencil
edition 5000, here number 1230
published by Contemporary, London, UK
pristine; never used
rare in this condition
Private collection, Amsterdam
Margin scheme € 380,- + € 12,- Track & Trace registered mail


“Contemporary” or “Contemporary Art” was a monthly visual arts magazine based in London. Founded by Keith Spencer as a quarterly publication, it re-emerged under the title Contemporary Art in 1993. Around 2000 it started to offer special inlays like CDs and stiff cards signed in print and hand numbered mostly in an edition of 2000-5000. In spite of its high edition this rubber skull balloon edition is extremely difficult to find.

History of price:
eBay-Pop Flotsam Collectables, Roselle NJ, USA August 2023 US$ 1,900.- (Make offer)
Michaan’s Auctions, Alameda CA, USA 18 September 2021 US$ 240.- (hammer price)
Catawiki-user-3391bda, Italy 2019-2021 ca 280,- (estimate)