British artist Damien Hirst has shocked and surprised the art world with his unusual works, including glass displays of dead animals and diamond skulls that have sold for over $100 million. In 2008, Hirst side-stepped his usual galleries to auction his work directly to the public. The auction, called “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever,” was held at Sotheby’s in London and brought in roughly $198 million. Hirst is one of the wealthiest artists living today. Your Life Choices Create your Lifestyle.