Living was sold for over $10 million during the first quarter of 2000, despite its obvious decay.
In an article written by Tate, "In 2003, the formaldehyde solution to The Physical Impossibility of Death in the mind of a living person was
The cloudy conditions made it impossible to see the animal contained in the case. It was therefore not surprising when Larry Gagosian, the dealer, announced the substitution
The shark's image of the shark should be viewed in similar ways to the replacement of a broken neon tube in an installation of Dan Flavin." Damien Hirst's studio now
The artist is willing to replace any animal sculpture more than 10 Years Old.
It is recommended to seek an expert opinion if you're not certain about the materials used in the artwork you're looking to purchase.
Don't combine the original artwork with a "hand painted giclee".
Giclee prints are reproductions of original art. Hand-painted giclees are still a print and will never be as important as a painting.
Be sure to read the fine print prior to you buy particularly if you're just browsing online and can't examine the artwork in person prior to making a making a purchase.
Do: Perform the greatest amount of due diligence on the artist or seller as possible
Even in the art industry appearances can be deceiving -- especially when they're faked. There have been many high-profile recent cases of art fraud where a trustworthy dealer is actually a fraudster.
Collectors of art commissioned by collectors for thousands or even millions of dollars
It is recommended to purchase artwork from a respected gallery or auction house in order to minimize risks. However even the most reputable galleries have been scammed by unscrupulous sellers.