Damien Hirst For The Love of God

Damien Hirst’s newest piece entitled “For the Love of God” might just become the single most expensive piece of contemporary art ever created. It is a life-size cast of a human skull in platinum, covered entirely by 8,601 VVS to flawless diamonds, weighing a total of 1,106.18 carats. The price tag for this sparkling piece of death, $100 million. The skull is currently on exhibit at the White Cube gallery in London from June 1st to July 7th, 2007.

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