Damien Hirst

For the Love of God (with Diamond Dust)

Damien Hirst

For the Love of God (with Diamond Dust)

Price: $3,800.00

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Details

Technique:
Silkscreen with Diamond Dust
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
1000
Dimensions:
33.0 x 24.0 cm (12.9 x 9.4 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

In Damien Hirst’s world, skulls have a distinct role to play. Like the Memento Mori or the vanitas symbols in the history of art, they portray the artist’s obsession with the inevitability of human mortality.

"All these gold paintings, gold and diamonds...it's definitely all about feeling like King Midas."

Damien Hirst

With For the Love of God, Damien Hirst made the ultimate vanitas, a replica of the skull of a thirty-five year old man from the thirteenth century, covered with platinum, set with 8601 diamonds and a 52,4 carat pink diamond on the forehead. Created by the artist in 2007, this totem offered to God, is a true icon and broke all records to become the most expensive contemporary artwork in the world.

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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.