‘For the Love of God’, a platinum skull set with diamonds, is one of Damien Hirst’s most important and widely recognised works. Its raw materials define it as an artwork of unprecedented scale. The 32 platinum plates making up ‘For the Love of God’ are set with 8,601 VVS to flawless pavé-set diamonds, weighing a massive 1,106.18 carats. The teeth inserted into the jaw are real and belong to the original skull…

To accompany Tate Modern’s major survey of Damien Hirst’s work, the artist’s iconic diamond-covered skull ‘For the Love of God’ (2007) was shown in the Turbine Hall.

 

 

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