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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4

Silkscreen

Manufacturer Weng Contemporary

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(2011)
Damien Hirst Collection
For the Love of God 3/4 (with Diamond Dust)EDITION OF 1000 - A platinum skull set with diamonds, is one of Hirst’s most important and widely recognized works. The skull from which ‘For the Love of God’ was cast, was purchased from a London taxidermist and subsequently subjected to intensive bioarchaeological analysis and radiocarbon dating. This research revealed it dated from around 1720 - 1810, and was likely to be that of a 35-year-old man.
The incorporation of the large central stone was inspired by memories of the comic ‘2000 AD’, which Hirst used to read as a child, as well as a homage to the Aztecs , who attached precious stones to skulls and even made entire skulls with crystal. This silkscreen features a 3/4 perspective of skull, playing with a different point of view of the encrusted famous skull.

Edition Size: 1000
Signature: Signed and numbered

Dimensions

58.42 x 43.43 cm

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 - Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD (WITH DIAMOND DUST) - Weng Contemporary Silkscreen For the Love of God (with Diamond Dust) - In Damien Hirst’s world, skulls have a distinct role to play.  Like the Memento Mori or the vanitas symbols in the history of art, they portray the artist’s obsession with the inevitability of human mortality. 
With For the Love of God, Damien Hirst made the ultimate vanitas, a replica of the skull of a thirty-five year old man from the thirteenth century, covered with platinum, set with 8601 diamonds and a 52,4 carat pink diamond on the forehead. Created by the artist in 2007, this totem offered to God, is a true icon and broke all records to become the most expensive contemporary artwork in the world.

Edition Size: 1000
Signature: Signed and numbered
Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary

Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary
Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary

Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary
Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary

Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary
Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary

Silkscreen FOR THE LOVE OF GOD 3/4 - Weng Contemporary
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