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.
"All these gold paintings, gold and diamonds...it's definitely all about feeling like King Midas."
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.
CLASSIFICATION: Limited edition
MEDIUM/MATERIALS: Limited edition silkscreen with glazes and diamond dust
33 x 24 cm cm paper size
62,2 x 53,5 cm frame size
wooden lacquered frame made on purpose for this work.
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