Damien Hirst unveils $98M diamond skull ‘For the Love of God’

Andrea Divirgilio / June 2, 2007

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There is art in smoke and even in those filthy granules of the soil you never pay heed to; however, you need to have the eyes of the bad boy Damien Hirst to perceive the glitter. Yes, he’s back again with his most daring effort yet showcasing his intrinsic beauty in the shape of a $98M diamond skull named ‘For the Love of God’.

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The latest piece is Damien’s most expensive diamond encrusted skull decked with 8,601 sparkling diamonds (worth £12 million), eye and nose sockets filled with hundreds of jewels and a 52-carat pear-shaped stone fixed on the forehead, which is further bordered with 14 diamonds. Critics may view it with a slant eye, as usual, however, we know the artist doesn’t need to prove his hunger for the extraordinary yet awe-inspiring art.

Currently displayed in the White Cube gallery in East London, the breathtaking skull, as Hirst says, is ‘a celebration against death’ and is a platinum replica of a human skull he introduced a couple of years back.

Image Curtsey: Whitecube

Via: CNN

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