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For The Love Of God: Damien Hirst’s Skull

by | 1st, June 2007

for-the-love-of-god.jpgTHE world-renowned Brit Art superstar Damien Hirst has unveiled his latest and most expensive creation to date – a jewel-encrusted skull. Yours for a paltry £50million.

The 41-year-old, apparently, sourced over 8,000 flawless diamonds which he then, erm, stuck (possibly with superglue or maybe Pritt) all over an 18th century skull to create the work which will be the highlight of his new show ‘Beyond Belief’.

Not short of a bob or two himself, after selling lots and lots of pretentious tat, I mean important and challenging pieces, to very rich people, Hirst spilt the £12million cost of the raw materials with dealer Jay Jopling.

The skull, which is the biggest jewellery commission in Britain in a century, will be on show at the White Cube gallery in Mayfair.

It is entitled “For The Love Of God”.

I couldn’t have put it better myself. (Anyone else think Hirst’s laughing into his sleeve?)

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