$100 Million Diamond Skull

$100 Million Diamond Skull

If you can afford it, why not cover everything in diamonds, including your own skull…

The Netherlands’ national museum will exhibit a Jewel-Encrusted Platinum Skull created by British artist Damien Hirst, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The piece, titled “For the Love of God,” is decorated with 8,601 diamonds, including a large pear-shaped pink diamond in the forehead.

Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Elles Kamphuis said the piece was cast from a skull Hirst purchased from a London dealer of a man who died in the 18th century. The teeth are real.

According to White Cube, the commercial gallery that displays Hirst’s work, the piece was sold for some $100 Million to an unnamed group of investors shortly after its unveiling in 2007.

Kamphuis said the skull will be on display in Amsterdam for six weeks starting Nov. 1.

Source: AP

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