Hirst Cracks His Nut With Sparkly Skull

Hirst Cracks His Nut With Sparkly Skull
Luxury

Long after Damien Hirst made his name with plopping a shark into formaldehyde, the artist is now planning to finish his next piece of work under the watchful eye of security guards and insurance brokers.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 21 may 2006

Long after Damien Hirst made his name with plopping a shark into formaldehyde, the artist is now planning to finish his next piece of work under the watchful eye of security guards and insurance brokers. Hirst plans to create a skull that is cast in platinum and encased entirely in diamonds – 8,500 of them. The Guardian newspaper says that it will be the most expensive work of art ever created, costing between £8m and £10m.

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