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Damien Hirst Peddles Embalmed Unicorns

Damien Hirst's 'The Dream' is displayed with other works at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more than £65 million. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe)

Damien Hirst is the world's biggest art star: his 2007 sculpture For the Love of God sold for 50 million pounds (about $100 million) earlier this year, and he's probably one of the only contemporary artists to gain household celebrity status. 

Sotheby's is about to auction 223 of Damien Hirst's often-fantastical works, including The Dream, which features an embalmed horse with a fake horn.  It's a lovely, ethereal, and creepy piece, but not nearly as creepy as its counterpart, The Broken Dream:

Damien Hirst's 'The Broken Dream' is displayed with other works at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more than £65 million. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe)

Oh, that'll look great in the living room.

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Damien Hirst's 'Pigs Might Fly' is displayed at Sotheby's auction entitled  'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million. Damien Hirst's  'The Dream'  is displayed with other works at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million. A visitor looks at Damien Hirst's 'The Kingdom' featuring a tiger shark in formaldehyde at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million. Damien Hirst's sculpture 'Anatomy of an Angel' is displayed in front of 'The Rose Window, Durham Cathedral' at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million.  Damien Hirst's 'The Kingdom' featuring a tiger shark in formaldehyde is displayed in front of his painting 'Paradise' at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million. Visitors look at Damien Hirst's 'The Kingdom' featuring a tiger shark in formaldehyde at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million. A visitor looks at Damien Hirst's 'The Golden Calf' at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The Golden Calf is estimated at £8 to 12 million. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million. Damien Hirst's 'Theology, Philosphy, Medecine, Justice' featuring bull sharks in formaldehyde  is displayed with other works at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' on September 8, 2008 in London. The two day sale will feature 223 pieces of Damien Hirst's work - some of it new and is estimated to realise more that £65 million.
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