The Making of Damien Hirst’s Million Dollar Skull

The Making of Damien Hirst’s Million Dollar Skull

Supertouch has a really awesome photo essay of Damien Hirst’s progress through creating his diamond encrusted skull. As the article details, the skull was encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds, as well as 2,156 grams of fresh platinum.
If you’re interested, you can purchase the skull from him for around $100 million…

Check out the pictures and story by clicking here.


1 Comment The Making of Damien Hirst’s Million Dollar Skull

  1. Helbu July 25, 2007 at 3:30 AM

    Damien Hirst trips over a diamond the size of his head and dies
    PIEK! 2007

    Irony and death are two of a number recurring motifs not only in
    PIEK!’s work but also in art history in general, and in this special
    edition PIEK! has introduced it into another area of their oeuvre.
    The technique applied is simple, but the outcome implies complex
    ideas about mortality and the history of mankind, and although these
    works deny a specific anthropological or historical reading, the
    results are compelling, being celebratory and seductive, as well as
    ominous and haunting.
    PIEK!(Selby Gildemacher)

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