Lot Details

This is an original silkscreen with glazes and diamond dust by world famous artist Damien Hirst entitled 'For the Love of God'. The piece is hand signed and numbered by the artist in white pencil. The art is beautifully framed in a contemporary matt black frame.

Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God diamond skull stands amidst the genres of art, history and religion as an unprecedented and conspicuous totem of death. Petrified into their settings, do the diamonds attempt to pay indulgences to God, as the title and lavish exterior suggest? Or is its creation a memento mori reminding us of the evanescence of human life? Does the skull defy or submit to death?

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Remains of Hinges / Adhesive
Area: Verso, Margin
Notes: Unexamined out of frame
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: South Korea
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.48 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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