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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 33cm x W 24cm
Edition size: 1700
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2023||SBI Art Auction - Japan||For The Love Of God, Believe - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, Believe - Signed Print|
|February 2023||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, Believe - Signed Print|
|December 2022||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, Believe - Signed Print|
|October 2022||De Vuyst - Belgium||For The Love Of God, Believe - Signed Print|
|September 2021||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, Believe - Signed Print|
|May 2021||Shapiro Auctioneers - Australia||For The Love Of God, Believe - Signed Print|
For The Love Of God, Believe, is a screen print from 2007, forming part of Damien Hirst’s For The Love Of God series. The print shows a photographic portrait of a human skull in the centre of the composition, the skull entirely covered with diamonds and set with a large stone in the centre of the forehead.
The skull has become one of Hirst’s most celebrated motifs. The sculpture, For The Love Of God (2007), on which this print series is based, has become iconic to Hirst’s name. Fascinated by death as a subject for artistic investigation, Hirst does not represent decay or fear of death with his diamond encrusted piece, but instead transforms this image of mortality into an aestheticised symbol. Hirst’s For The Love Of God series shows up the duality that structures the core of human experience, depicting an object that represents the constant psychic tussle between life and death, beauty and decay, desire and fear, love and loss.
This print was produced in the same year as Hirst’s iconic diamond-studded skull sculpture. Much of Hirst’s printed editions are reminiscent of his most famous sculptural and installation works, making clear his obsession with certain motifs and themes surrounding life and death.