In Damien Hirst’s world, skulls have a distinct role to play. Like the Memento Mori or the vanitas symbols in the history of art, they portray the artist’s obsession with the inevitability of human mortality.
With For the Love of God, Damien Hirst made the ultimate vanitas, a replica of the skull of a thirty-five year old man from the thirteenth century, covered with platinum, set with 8601 diamonds and a 52,4 carat pink diamond on the forehead. Created by the artist in 2007, this totem offered to God, is a true icon and broke all records to become the most expensive contemporary artwork in the world.
The iconic artwork produced alongside the multi-million pound diamond studded skull. This is the sought after and extremely hard to find silkscreen that has been enhanced with diamond dust.
Framed to museum standards using non reflective, anti UVA glass.
Medium: Silkscreen with diamond dust Date: 2007 Edition: 728/1000 Dimensions: 33.0 x 24.0 cm (12.9 x 9.4 in) Signature: Signed and numbered in white crayon Published: Other Criteria