Written by Shaun Ferguson

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Topics: Art, Damien Hirst

Sunday, 24 June 2007

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Damien Hurst has been acclaimed as the world's richest living artist.

His new work "Pill on a Shelf" sold at Sotheby's for a record breaking £9.6 million, £2 million more than he received last year for "Pebble I Picked Up On Brighton Beach" and far in excess of the £4 million paid for his 2004 "Scribbled Directions of the Best Way From London to Croydon" in pencil on paper.

Hurst is now working on "Sainsbury's Shopping List" in biro on the back of an envelope and is believed to have accepted a commission from the Olympics Committee to build a replica of their new logo out of Heinz baked beans cans, financed by London Council Tax payers.

Damien Hurst has told TheSpoof.com that breaking the record has inspired another work, "Broken Record", which he will be making entirely out of broken records.

He also told us that the money now rolling in has had little effect on his life, except that he will no longer "get out of bed for less than a million quid".

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