Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Paddle 8 Members Only Auction includes a Damien Hirst screenprint, "For the Love of God"

"For the Love of God" (2009) by Damien Hirst. Screenprint with glazes on wove paper, 11.75 x 9.5 in
When Damien Hirst's mother asked him what, "for the love of God, are you going to do next?" the artist replied, naturally, with the penultimate icon of death: the human skull. This particular cranium was forged from platinum, set with thousands of diamonds, and sold for some $100 million at auction, designating it as the most expensive work of contemporary art ever sold. The online auction ends on October 14, 2015. [Buy]