Damien Hirst

For the Love of God (with Diamond Dust)

Damien Hirst

For the Love of God (with Diamond Dust)

Price: $6,000.00

Price excludes VAT
Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Silkscreen with Diamond Dust
Year:
2011
Edition Size:
1000
Dimensions:
58.42 x 43.43 cm (23 x 17.1 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

Artwork Condition

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About the Artwork

‘For the Love of God’, a platinum skull set with diamonds, is one of Hirst’s most important and widely recognized works. The skull from which ‘For the Love of God’ was cast, was purchased from a London taxidermist and subsequently subjected to intensive bioarchaeological analysis and radiocarbon dating. This research revealed it dated from around 1720 - 1810, and was likely to be that of a 35-year-old man.

"The comic used to have a character in it called Tharg the Mighty who had a circle on his forehead. He was like a kind of powerful, God-like figure who controlled the universe.”

Damien Hirst

The incorporation of the large central stone was inspired by memories of the comic ‘2000 AD’, which Hirst used to read as a child, as well as a homage to the Aztecs , who attached precious stones to skulls and even made entire skulls with crystal. This silkscreen features a 3/4 perspective of skull, playing with a different point of view of the encrusted famous skull.

About the Artist

Hirst Sig

Damien Hirst (1965, Bristol, UK) is a leading artist of the YBA (Young British Artist) generation. He is widely regarded as one of the most important artists working today, creating truly iconic artworks.

About the printing Technique

Silkscreen

Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.