Damien Hirst, For the Love of God was a very controversial work. This is a platinum and diamond skull. The reason is because he used an actual human skull for this work. The piece is worth 50 million pounds, making the most expensive contemporary artwork. There are mix reactions about this work. This is the work Damien Hirst is known for, he has made his name and fortune shocking the people and being very controversial. But Damien is always pushing the boundaries especially when he used a dead baby’s skull. I personally don’t like it. I feel we need to respect, especially when the only purpose is to call attention the benefit you.
Here is a picture, titled: Damien Hirst For Heaven’s Sake 2008
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Here is a post from The NY Times