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For the Love of God
Sculpture by Damien Hirst
How much is for the love of God worth?
Hirst’s diamond skull sells for $100 million. 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 for the love of God?
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 is Damien Hirst famous for?
A successful and controversial artist, Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, England, on June 7, 1965. He emerged as a leading figure in the Young British Artists movement in the late 1980s and 1990s. His works, which include dead animal displays and spin-art paintings, have sold for exceptionally high prices.
Who owns Damien Hirst shark?
It was funded by Charles Saatchi who in 1991 had offered to pay for whatever artwork the artist wanted to create. The shark itself cost Hirst £6,000 and the total cost of the work was £50,000. In 2004 it was sold to Steven A. Cohen for an undisclosed amount, widely reported to have been $8 million – or $12 milion.