The contemporary British artist Damien Hirst is working on creating one of the most expensive works to be created. The work will be a life sized skull cast in platinum and then covered in diamonds.
“For the Love of God” will cost up to $18 million to create and will have as many as 8500 diamonds stuck to it.
“The biggest expense will be the fifty-caret beauty that will sit on the forehead. That one alone will cost in the region of three to five million pounds. It is certainly the biggest single undertaking by a jeweler since the Crown jewels.” Damien Hirst
I still haven’t worked out if I love or hate Damien Hirst. He’s an artist that you have to either embrace or reject completely. One thing that no one can deny the artist, is that he is a master marketer.