Damien Hirst drinks a cup of tea and brandishes a phone case showing his half a billion pound new artwork as he leaves his London studio
Damien Hirst took a quick break to sip on a cup of tea as he stepped out of his London studio on Monday.
The lauded artist, 56, looked casual on the outing as he wore a beige zip up cardigan with a grey beanie while stepping out of the building.
He pulled out his phone, which had a case showing his latest work called The Currency which depicts 10,000 NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
Refreshment: Damien Hirst, 56, took a quick break to sip on a cup of tea as he stepped out of his London studio on Monday
Damien also wore two lanyards round his neck which had a mass of keys on the end of one and hand sanitiser on the other.
He slung a bag over his body while opting for comfort by wearing trainers.
The new artwork by the modern artist has a total market value of half a billion dollars, and corresponds to 10,000 unique pieces of art made by Damien.
Back in July successful applicants bought the NFT files, which are not physical pieces of art, for $2,000 and are now on the secondary market for $60,000.
Relaxed: The lauded artist looked casual on the outing as he wore a beige zip up cardigan with a grey beanie while getting his phone out of his pocket – which had a case depicting his work
Prepared: Damien also wore two lanyards round his neck which had a mass of keys on the end of one and hand sanitiser on the other
Impressive: The new artwork by the modern artist has a total market value of half a billion dollars, and corresponds to 10,000 unique pieces of art made by Damien
The extortionate mark up of the artworks is down to the clout which comes with having the original file – because it can be traced back to the original creator.
Aside from his work life, in his personal life Damien is rumoured to be engaged to 27-year-old actress Sophie Cannell.
Back in August, the actress revealed Damian had gifted her a Rolex, a £166,600 18-carat gold Pearlmaster studded with 713 gems.
Sophie took to Instagram to show off the bling – along with a whopping great diamond engagement ring on her left hand.
The couple are yet to comment on engagement rumours.
When the couple’s romance first came to light, a friend close to the duo told Richard Eden at the Mail On Sunday that Damien is ‘besotted’ with the beauty.
Bling: Damien is rumoured to be engaged to 27-year-old actress Sophie Cannell, who posted to Instagram earlier this year a picture of the ring
It was previously been reported that Damien met Sophie at the swanky Chiltern Firehouse, where she used to work as a waitress.
The brunette beauty, who is just two years older than the eldest of Hirst’s three sons, splits her time between London and Los Angeles and shares three French bulldogs with her famous boyfriend.
Damien’s love life prior to Sophie included his long-term girlfriend Maia Norman, with whom he shares three sons.
Proud girlfriend: Sophie shared this candid snap of her and Hirst pulling funny faces in an Instagram post celebrating his birthday last month. She called him ‘my love’ in the post
The former couple are parents to sons Connor Ojala, 26, Cassius Atticus, 21, and Cyrus Joe, 16.
Although he never married Maia he referred to he as his ‘common-law wife’.
After his eldest child Connor’s birth the artist spent much of his time in a remote farmhouse near Combe Martin in Devon.
Throwback: Damian Hirst with his ex Maia Norman and children Connor and Cassius at the ‘Finding Nemo’ premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square (pictured in 2003)