The Art Newspaper – Ten years ago, on 15 September 2008, Damien Hirst sold £70.5m of his own work at Sotheby’s in London, a ballsy move by an artist, bypassing the usual middle-men. The same evening, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York and the Dow Jones fell by 500 points, triggering an implosion of global stock markets. – read more 

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