$9,500-$14,500 Value Indicator
$8,500-$13,000 Value Indicator
¥45,000-¥70,000 Value Indicator
€6,000-€8,500 Value Indicator
$50,000-$70,000 Value Indicator
¥940,000-¥1,410,000 Value Indicator
$6,500-$9,500 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 100cm x W 75cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, The Diamond Skull - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, The Diamond Skull - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, The Diamond Skull - Signed Print|
|September 2021||Sotheby's Hong Kong - Hong Kong||For The Love Of God, The Diamond Skull - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Phillips New York - United States||For The Love Of God, The Diamond Skull - Signed Print|
|May 2019||Wright - United States||For The Love Of God, The Diamond Skull - Signed Print|
|September 2018||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||For The Love Of God, The Diamond Skull - Signed Print|
For The Love of God, The Diamond Skull is one of several prints that depicts British artist, Damien Hirst's 2007 sculpture, also entitled For the Love Of God. It was produced in 2007, showing a three quarters view, photorealistic image of the sculpture. The skull sits in front of a black background and the print is signed in the bottom right.
Hirst’s For The Love of God, The Diamond Skull is one of his first prints depicting the sculpture of the same name. The choice of three quarters view, against a black backdrop enables the viewer to see a vast number of the 8,601 diamonds. The jaw of the skull is slightly open and the white teeth, the original teeth from the skull, are visible. The skull functions as a central image that has enabled Hirst to consider several themes throughout the years, often revisiting the sculpture and creating more prints. Two central themes that Hirst has explored in this work are science and religion.
Further, the work is indicative of Hirst’s continued interest in diamonds. He has questioned their intrinsic value, asking whether they are simply “just a bit of glass”. However, Hirst’s use of a skull is as important as his choice of diamonds as the medium through which to represent it. Skulls have been a recurring theme in his works: they have been depicted by him in other luxury materials. For instance, in gold in Death Or Glory.