In these strange and bewildering times of war and human suffering the death's head is once more created as a work of art. This time it is done in platinum and diamonds instead of hand carved quartz like the ones from the Ancient Americas. It has been purchased by an undisclosed investment group, at least so they say.
It has been named "For The Love Of God" and flies in the face of folks who really do, as a blatent reminder of what is really important to the "Elite" on this planet.
Hirst's diamond-and-platinum skull fetches $100M
Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:35 PM ET
British artist Damien Hirst's latest headline-grabbing artwork — a platinum skull encrusted with more than 8,000 diamonds — has fetched its more than $100 million asking price.
The sale of the skull, entitled For the Love of God, to an unnamed investment group for £50 million (about $107 million Cdn) was confirmed on Thursday by officials at the artist's White Cube gallery in London and Hirst's business manager. Details of the deal will be finalized in the next few weeks.