Whether sculpture created with 100 different types of fish scales in Formaldehyde actually work of art? Judging by the price – it is definitely! Created by Damien Hirst in 1993, the cabinet called Where Will It End was just sold for $2.8 million to a European collector on the booth of White Cube, which was among 33 galleries either returning or showing for the first time at France’s biggest fair, known as the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain. The 38th edition brings together 168 galleries from 21 countries in the Grand Palais.
Hirst’s $2.8 million sculpture is actually rectangular formaldehyde created structure with numerous smaller divisions in multiple sizes are scales of different kinds of fish, totaling to 100 in number. The other fabrics used are glass, beach wood and cellulose paint, but oddly doesn’t have much color.
A Takashi Murakami painting of a Chinese lion dog and two works by Louise Bourgeois were also hitting the $2 million mark in Paris.