Tuesday, August 28, 2007

“For the Love of God” - a $100 Million Masterpiece of a Skull

"For The Love of God!"

A one-of-a-kind creation has been invading broadsheets, televisions, radios, webpages, and other media. Indeed, it is worth the talk-of-the town, not only for its uniqueness but most importantly, the kind of art and soul it has.

Another unique masterpiece has come to life with the playful and artistic mind of Mr. Hirst. The art-piece known as “For the Love of God”, is a life-size cast of a human skull in platinum, covered by 8,601 almost flawless pavé-set diamonds. To learn more about these kind of diamonds please visit Jewelry Guide.

The state-of-the-art masterpiece is a creation of Mr. Hirst which is rather described as outrageous in its demands (not least a $100m price tag), daring in conception and execution, flamboyantly showy, but as piercingly accurate in its attaching of our thoughts and feelings about wonders of birth and life, death, art and wealth.

Said masterpiece is housed on Jay Jopling's new London gallery, White Cube Mason's Yard. Jay Jopling gave the creation an extravagant unveiling and the “For the Love of God” was displayed like a prized relic in a luxurious casket, in this new temple to contemporary art.

Below is a preview of how “For the Love of God” was carefully and artistically made into being:

(1) Selecting of flawless diamonds.

(2) Shaping the form of the molded skull for furnishing.

(3) The skull, almost half ready, minus the denture part

(4) Pave Setting the diamonds on the subject

(5) Putting details on each of the parts.

(6) Almost done with the masterpiece.

(7) Setting the pear-shape, loose diamond as the centerpiece.

(8) Adding details on the centerpiece.

(9) Furnishing and perfecting details on the centerpiece

Combined with a unique plan, careful calculation, and artistic procedure, diamonds indeed makes a creation more elegant, extravagant, one-of-a-kind, precious and eternal.


"For the love of God ", Economist.com
Jewelry Days
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