DAMIEN HIRST JUMPS THE SHARK
by Charlie Finch
The first thing that springs to mind upon contemplating the fact of For the Love of God
, Damien Hirst’s diamond-studded skull, on sale for $100 million at White Cube in London, is the diamond-studded bra that is an annual feature of Victoria’s Secret fashion shows, worn by, say, Heidi Klum or Gisele Bundchen. Death, in a benign, kitschy form, has been part of these shows, in which nudey, dudey models wear angels’ wings.