Damien Hirst at Sotheby's

In 2008 Damien Hirst shattered world records and changed the art market forever with an auction that made him more than £111 million. It was a case of perfect timing as it was only moments before the banking crisis and big investors were looking for new investments.

The following images were a part of an exclusive cover story for Time Magazine in the run-up to the Auction. Behind the scene at Sotheby’s as Damien was preparing for the auction.