Friday, June 01, 2007

British artist creates diamond-studded skull

Damien Hirst know for things like saying once that the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were like a work of art and later apologizing for that comment. Has created a piece called "For The Love Of God." "For the Love of God " is a platinum cast of a skull studded with over 8 thousand diamonds. According to his representatives the diamonds were ethically sourced.

The artist had hopes that the piece would be shown at the British Museum in London next to the Aztec turquoise skull which inspired it. The skull is currently on display at London's White Cube Mason's Yard. With a price tage of 74 million euro security is tight. It will be shown from June 3rd to July 7th.

When he asked what his next work would be, he said "Two diamond skeletons shagging."