A Dead Cow Ain’t What It Used to Be

matti-leshem-first-blog-postIn 2008, Damien Hirst’s Golden Calf, a dead cow in formaldehyde, sold for $17.3 million – the most ever paid for a living British artist’s work. But on June 30th, Peter Doig’s Country Rock (Wing Mirror) is likely to shatter the new record.

If you think tracking the metrics of the most expensive work sold at auction by a living artist is an arcane (if nerdy) pastime, you’d be right. But looking at these two images side by side you are forced to wonder: how did we get from a dead cow to a pastoral landscape? Read the full article here

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