Diamond skull Demiena Hirst will go on tour
ARTinvestment.RU   30 августа 2008

The most expensive work of the famous British artist Hirst Demiena - platinum skull, inlaid with diamonds - at the end of the year will be on display in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, and then depart on a tour of other major museums

According to Bloomberg, the most expensive work of the famous British artist Demiena Hurst (Damien Hirst) - platinum skull, inlaid with diamonds, valued at U.S. $ 100 million - will be exhibited in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. This exhibition starts world tour of the museum, which will leave the product Hirst.

Representatives of the museum are planning to release a separate exhibition hall. In an adjacent room can be seen from the works of their own museum collections, selected Hurst. Among them are paintings in the genre of still life philosophy Vanitas ( «Vanity of vanities») depicting skulls and other symbols of death.

Skull Hirst entitled «For the love of the Lord» ( "For the Love of God") was first shown in 2007 at the exhibition «Beyond Belief» ( "Beyond Belief") in a London gallery White Cube, where It was proposed U.S. $ 100 million and in August the same year, representatives of galleries reported that as part of a group of investors, bought the sculpture, was himself an artist.

«For the love of the Lord» can be seen in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum to 1 November to 15 December. Where the skull will go then - so far unknown.

Sources: artinfo.com , bloomberg.com , artinvestment.ru

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