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Damien Hirst prepares fire sale of spot paintings at new show

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Fans of British artist Damien Hirst will be happy to learn that the 57-year-old is back with his latest exhibition, “The Currency”, in south London. Huge panels consisting of 10,000 colourful A4-sized spot paintings have gone on sale. Buyers can choose between a virtual copy or the original painting. On the back of each piece are handwritten phrases based on lyrics from the artist’s favourite songs. Virtual versions of these pieces are called non-fungible tokens. Each NFT has its own digital certificate and is registered in a blockchain like a crypto-currency. The works date from 2016 when Hir…

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