One Of A Kind Original - Damien Hirst - PHARMACY MATCH BOOK COLLECTION COLLAGE (Other variations available by request)
The Pharmacy restaurant was opened in 1998 at 150 Notting Hill Gate backed by Damien Hirst and the PR guru Matthew Freud.
All the interior detail was designed and loaned by Damien Hirst, right down to the wallpaper, medicine cabinets, plates, ashtrays and matchbooks.
The restaurant had a fine dining restaurant, on the 1st floor and a bar on the ground floor.
Damien Hirst designed a set of 60 match books and each one had a series number with the view of becoming collectors items. Only 7 designs were actually produced for customer use in the restaurant.
The matchbooks were given out at the bar (those were the days when one could smoke in a bar!)
Limited edition in their form rather like everything produced by Damien Hirst, this 1 of a kind presentation forms an important part of a private collection of all things Hirst.
The Pharmacy restaurant closed in 2003 and Damien Hirst auctioned off 168 lots of ‘Pharmacy’ original items at Sotheby’s in 2004 for a staggering £11,132.180!
Some 20 years later, there are no longer any original matchbooks in existence, certainly not in perfect condition and with all matches present as can be seen in this unique piece of artwork.
World class framing in white power coated solid wood. Museum glass included to create the invisible illusion. Every matchbook is revealed on the reverse of the framing to display the series detail. Frame has glass back for display.
Importantly, this unique artwork is presented with a stunning original Damien Hirst First Edition hand signed catalogue from the original sale.
Damien Hirst - Pharmacy Match Book Collection (1 Of A Kind)
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