A sparkling death: For the Love of God

7 March 2011

Hirst Love Of God ok a A sparkling death: For the Love of God£50 million for a skull?
When it’s made of platinum encrusted with 8,601 + 1 diamonds, yes.

It is named For the Love of God, currently on display in Florence until 1 May 2011.
Prior to the Italian exhibition, the diamond skull has only been shown twice, in London and Amsterdam.

Hirst Love Of God A sparkling death: For the Love of God

Do you like skulls?
Don’t miss this unique work of art: it’s a platinum cast of a human skull, apart from the teeth which are original, encrusted with 8,601 diamonds, including a pear-shaped pink diamond, positioned in the middle of the forehead like a “third eye”.

This skull, named For the Love of God, was created by the British artist Damien Hirst and had an original asking price of £50 million.

The diamond skull is currently on display at Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence (Italy), until 1 May 2011.

Prior to the exhibition in Florence, For the Love of God has only been shown twice.
On June 2007, it went on display at the White Cube gallery in St James’s, London.
On November-December 2008, Hirst exhibited the diamond skull at the historic Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where it attracted over 250.000 visitors.

For information:
For the Love of God in Florence
http://www.museicivicifiorentini.it/en/palazzovecchio/evento6.htm