Asked by: Joe Fairchild
Who made the diamond encrusted skull?
artist Damien Hirst
LONDON (Reuters) – A diamond-encrusted platinum skull by artist Damien Hirst has been sold to an investment group for the asking price of $100 million, a spokeswoman for Hirst’s London gallery White Cube said on Thursday.
Who bought Damien Hirst’s diamond skull?
the White Cube gallery
In an interview with the New York Times, Mr Hirst confirmed that the skull continues to be owned by him, the White Cube gallery and other investors. The artist, 56, said he had found it dispiriting that people would pay millions for a painting, yet did not see the value of a skull encrusted with 8,601 diamonds.
What artist draws skulls?
From an art perspective, Albrecht Dürer, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso are just some of the artists who use skull imagery to make important artistic statements.
How much is Damien Hirst worth?
He is reportedly the United Kingdom’s richest living artist, with his wealth estimated at $384 million in the 2020 Sunday Times Rich List.
What do Damien Hirst’s spot paintings mean?
Hirst’s “dots” symbolize the presence of an artist’s viewing eye and mind coming to grips with the world via an extended hand and brush, even though, with the “dot” paintings, no such single viewer or thinker has actually extended his hand to make them.
Why is For the Love of God controversial?
The diamond skull (“For the Love of God,” 2007). The Love of God is highly controversial because its author used a human skull, a symbol of death and decay, and juxtaposed it with diamonds, which represent wealth and success.
How do I contact Damien Hirst?
His varied practice explores the complex relationships between art, religion, science, life and death.
- Newport St, London, Greater London, SE11 6AJ, United Kingdom.
- Phone Number: +44 20 3141 9333.
- Website: www.damienhirst.com.
- Revenue: $22 Million.
Who created the highest selling artwork to date by a living artist?
The highest known price paid for an artwork by a living artist was for Jasper Johns‘s 1958 painting Flag. Its 2010 private sale price was estimated to be about US$110 million ($137 million in 2021 dollars).
How much did For the Love of God cost?
In 2007, Damien Hirst made headlines with For the Love of God, a platinum cast human skull covered in 8,601 flawless diamonds. The bejeweled skull, which was bought for $100 million by an investment group that same year, is widely acknowledged to be the most expensive contemporary artwork ever made.
What can I say instead of For the Love of God?
Sense: expressing exasperation
- for Christ’s sake.
- for cripes’ sake.
- for crying in the beer.
- for crying out loud.
- for fuck’s sake.
- for God’s sake.
- for goodness’ sake.