June 1, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
British artist, Damien Hirst, has taken the 18th century skull of a 35-year-old man and covered it in 8,601 pave-set diamonds. The work is currently being shown at The White Cube gallery in London. The piece cost an estimated $28 million to create.
Damien's last work was a giant pickled shark in formaldehyde.
He said of his latest work, "I hope it makes the people who see it feel good, that it's uplifting, that it takes your breath away."
It will go on sale for a staggering $100 million and if it sells it will become the most expensive piece of art sold by a living artist.
You know my barfday is coming up and this would look perfect next to my cat sculpture covered in aluminum foil.
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