Works by Damien Hirst are a popular choice for collectors on Artsy; as a result, there are many pieces that while associated by the artist and his studio, were not made by the artist and can therefore be challenging to clearly and accurately represent. These guidelines are meant to help you optimize your Hirst listings for collectors on Artsy, while avoiding common pitfalls that may result in your works being unpublished.
In order for a work to be listed as by Damien Hirst, the following must be true:
- The work was created by Damien Hirst
If the item does not fall into the above category, the work should be listed as "After Damien Hirst." Please note that any unauthorized reproductions or unauthorized works that use the imagery of Hirst cannot be listed on Artsy.
This work is an exhibition poster, not signed by the artist. Here’s how to catalog the work on Artsy:
Artist: After Damien Hirst,
Classification: Unknown edition (if the work is in fact editioned, the edition size should be included in the appropriate fields, and the classification should be listed as limited edition)
Medium Type: Ephemera or Merchandise
Please note that the spin paintings made at the 2009 Pinchuk Art Centre exhibition Requiem are not considered to be by Damien Hirst, and the Hirst Authentication Committee (HIAC), when they were still active, did not authenticate these works. Artsy acknowledges that the artist did hand sign a select number of these spin paintings; however, they may only be listed as by Damien Hirst if they are accompanied by an HIAC Certificate of Authenticity.
If a work is miscataloged, our catalog operations team will reach out with instructions to amend the listing or request additional information. If the listing is not updated or our team does not receive the information we request, the listing will be unpublished.
After three such cases, we may take action with regards to your account, such as unpublishing works, suspending your use of Buy Now and Make Offer, or suspending or terminating your account. We understand that good faith mistakes may happen, and so we will typically issue a warning before such action, although we reserve the right to take action earlier based on the severity of the misrepresentation.