The Damien Hirst exhibition is showing at the Tate Modern, London. It opened on the 4th April and will close on 9 September, 2012. For visitor detail the Tate. To complement the exhibition, Damien Hirst’s diamond-covered skull, For the Love of God 2007, is on show in a purpose-built room in the Turbine Hall.
Artwork Title: For the Love of God, 2007
Diamond covered platinum skull
About the For the Love of God Skull
The Diamond covered skull by Damien Hirst is a continuation of the artist’s exploration of death and the way we react to it.
“For the Love of God” is covered with 8,601 real diamonds and has been valued as the most expensive contemporary work of art. Hirst spent about $20 million USD to create the diamond covered work and put a price tag of $100 million USD on it.
Damien Hirst was quoted as saying “It works much better than I imagined. I was slightly worried that we’d end up with an Ali G ring.” He also said “I wouldn’t mind if it happened to my skull after my death“.