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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Diamond Skull by Damien Hirst

Artist Damien Hirst has unveiled a diamond-encrusted human skull worth £50m - said to be the most expensive piece of contemporary art.

The 18th Century skull is entirely covered in 8,601 jewels, while new teeth were made for the artwork at a cost of £14m.

The centrepiece of the 41-year-old's creation is a pear-shaped pink diamond, set in the skull's forehead.

Hirst's most famous work is a shark preserved in formaldehyde.

The skull, which was bought from a shop in Islington, north London, is thought to belong to a 35-year-old European who lived between 1720 and 1810.
BBC News

Damien Hirst with his diamond skull
artist placing diamond to jaw carefully
diamond jaw from above view.
close up view how artist placing a diamond
flower shaped of diamond
Damien Hirst inspecting his masterpiece
touching up the skull
diamond placed in they eye hole
diamond at work place
side view of diamond skull
finish art of work - 50 million pound worth of diamond over the skull

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