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The "For The Love Of God" Skull is a silkscreen print with diamond dust by Contemporary Master Damien Hirst. Created in 2007, the limited edition print is one of only 1,000 in existence. This piece depicts the famed 18th century platinum cast human skull with 8,601 flawless diamonds encrusted in the …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
'For The Love of God'
Image rights
Arton, Inc.

Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

High auction record
£9.7m, Sotheby's, 2007
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Damien Hirst: Fact Paintings and Fact SculpturesGagosian
2018
Damien Hirst: Colour Space PaintingsGagosian
2015
TritticoFondazione Prada
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'For The Love of God' Skull (Diamond Dust), 2007

Silkscreen, Diamond Dust
28 × 24 × 2 in
71.1 × 61 × 5.1 cm
Edition of 1000
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Location
New York
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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The "For The Love Of God" Skull is a silkscreen print with diamond dust by Contemporary …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
'For The Love of God'
Image rights
Arton, Inc.

Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

High auction record
£9.7m, Sotheby's, 2007
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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