Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ostentatious (osseous?) opulence...

Damien Hirst's new work: a life-sized platinum skull, studded with 8,601 stones (weighing more than 1,106 carats; all ethnically sourced...of course)....so in fact it's not osseous at all! It's called "For the Love of God,'' presumably after what his mother used to say about his artistic exploits; that said this is my favourite of all that I've seen of his work; the skull is valued at about 50 million quid (or more than 70 million Euros /about 100 million US Dollars - I'll take two!!) Asked what his next work would be, he joked: "Two diamond skeletons shagging." hehehe. On show at The White Cube , the skull not the skeletons shagging! Entry by ticket only; tickets free.

1 comment:

Bloghost said...

Trouble is the Pirates of The Caribbean opened last week - doh!