As prices for Damien Hirst"s works plummet, pity the credulous saps who spent fortunes on his tosh

At last, the real shark is exposed: As prices for Damien Hirst’s works plummet, pity the credulous saps who spent fortunes on his tosh PUBLISHED: 00:01 GMT, 28 November 2012 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 28 November 2012 Finally! The market price for Damien Hirst’s art is falling and some of his work is being withdrawn unsold from auctions. While paintings by some of the 20th- century’s great artists such as Picasso and Matisse are still increasing in value despite the financial collapse, Hirst’s prices are down by 30 per cent since their 2008 peak and one in three of his pieces has failed to sell at all.