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Monday, December 19, 2011

Diamond-Encrusted Baby Skull

They say Diamond are a girls best friend, but which girl will purchase a diamond encrusted baby skull? Not sure, but let me know if you would.

Damien Hirst, famous for his controversial sculptures, has done it again with his latest work of a baby's skull cast in platinum and studded with thousands of pink and white diamonds. The skull is believed to be of a less then two-week-year-old dead baby, acquired by Hirst when he bought a 19-century pathology collection.

 $7.1 million pink diamonds set at the forehead


Damien Hirst
Hirst describes this as "quiet bling". It was set with 8,600 diamonds
Hirst is quoted by the Telegraph as saying: "When you look at a skull, you think is represents the end, but when you see the end so beautiful, it gives you hope. Diamonds are about perfection and clarity and wealth and sex and death and immortality. They are a symbol of everything that's eternal, but then they have a dark side as well."

(photos courtesy of artobserved.com and telegraph.co.uk)

1 comment:

  1. As disturbing as this all may be, I can't help but to see the beauty in this form of twisted artistry. A we all may know, diamonds do have a dark side and encrusting a baby's head worth them make it dark, yet lovely concept. Ciao, Perry

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