Damien Hirst Artwork for sale at Elton's Ball.

Damien Hirst artwork for sale at Sir Elton John's ball

A car transformed into an artwork by Damien Hirst is set to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds when it is auctioned off at Sir Elton John's Whit Tie and Tiara Ball.
Audi A1 which has been spin painted by artist Damien Hirst
Sir Elton John and and his partner David Furnish (right) with an Audi A1 which has been spin painted by artist Damien Hirst Photo: AUDI/PA

Hirst is known for his spin paintings - and the buyer of his latest creation will be able to take the valuable work out for a spin.

The candyfloss pink paint-splattered Audi A1 car has been spin painted by Hirst in his Gloucestershire studio and is described as ''fully driveable and road legal''.

Sir Elton said: ''This is one of the most exciting auction items we have ever had for White Tie.''

The annual glitzy bash is held at Sir Elton's home with partner David Furnish and raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF).

This year's event will be held on Thursday.

As part of the same lot, the car will be auctioned with a 6ft diameter canvas spin painting, which Hirst completed at the same time.

The A1 will not be seen on UK roads until November, and the special artwork was created ahead of the car's mainland European launch dates.

Audi UK director Jeremy Hicks said: ''We are enormously proud to support Sir Elton John's remarkable fundraising ball for the eighth year in succession with the donation of a priceless and unrepeatable work of art for auction.''



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