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.