Diamond Skulls: Bling and the Art World

Diamond Skulls: Bling and the Art World

Although high rollers and high artists have been rather conspicuous bedfellows for some time now, after last year's absurdly lucrative auctioning seasons the art world seems poised to generate an...

Alex Morrison
  • 7 june 2007

Although high rollers and high artists have been rather conspicuous bedfellows for some time now, after last year’s absurdly lucrative auctioning seasons the art world seems poised to generate an unprecedented amount of cash in 2007. The British artist Damien Hirst, ever at the vanguard of the international art scene, has clearly grasped this and jumped wholeheartedly on the bandwagon–– he has created, for an estimated 20 million dollars, a diamond-encrusted skull.

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