Damien Hirst’s diamond skull “For the Love of God” might be out of your price range, but “For the Laugh of God” might be within reach. Sure, it’s an appropriation and the diamonds are fake, but you’ll save about one hundred million dollars on the price of it.
The Polish artist Peter Fuss is offering his cheaper alternative for 1000 pounds. That includes 250 pounds worth of fake diamonds (about 9870 of them) and 18 hours of work by the artist.
Fuss is also offering prints of his “For the Laugh of God” sculpture for 1 pound. The prints are limited to an edition of 1000.
Damien Hirst has prints of “For the Love of God” available at prices that range from 900 pounds to 10,000 pounds, depending on the edition and size of the print.
See more pictures of Peter’s alternative to Damien here. I didn’t like the ugly diamond skull of Peter Fuss, just as I didn’t like the ugly diamond skull of Damien Hirst, but I enjoyed looking through the Billboards that Fuss has done in Poland, especially this one about love.