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Damien Hirst "For the Love of God" Glazed & Diamond Dust, 772/1000

$5,500.00

Title: "For the Love of God"

Artist: Damien Hurst-born June 1965 , Bristol, United Kingdom-In 1991 Hirst had his first solo exhibition at the Woodstock Street Gallery in London. He was one of the young British artists to take the art scene by storm in Britain in the 1990's. In June 2007, Hirsts new work opened at his Beyond Belief exhibition, which opened at the White Cube gallery in London. The centre-piece, titled For the Love of God, was a human skull recreated in platinum and adorned with 8,601 diamonds weighing a total of 1,106.18 carats. Approximately £15,000,000 worth of diamonds were used. It was modeled on an 18th-century skull, but the only surviving human part of the original is the teeth. The asking price for For the Love of God was £50,000,000 ($100 million or 75 million euros). It didn't sell outright, and in August 2008 was sold to a consortium that included Hirst himself and his gallery White Cube. In 2010 he was considered to be the richest living artist in the United Kingdom.

Date: 2009

Medium: Screen Print

Signature: Pencil Signed

Edition: 772/1000 [early edition]

Certificate of Authenticity: Included with Provenance