$98M diamond skull named ‘For the Love of God’. The latest piece is Damien’s most expensive diamond encrusted skull decked with 8,601 sparkling diamonds (worth £12 million), eye and nose sockets filled with hundreds of jewels and a 52-carat pear-shaped stone fixed on the forehead, which is further bordered with 14 diamonds. Critics may view it with a slant eye, as usual, however, we know the artist doesn’t need to prove his hunger for the extraordinary yet awe-inspiring art. Currently displayed in the White Cube gallery in East London, the breathtaking skull, as Hirst says, is ‘a celebration against death’ and is a platinum replica of a human skull he introduced a couple of years back.
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