For the love of God! (orThis is bling, bitches!)

August 31, 2007

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What to do when you have the skull of an 18th century man, too much money* and no taste?  Duh.  Make a platinum replica of the skull(except for the teeth; they were moved from the real skull to the platinum skull), add 8,601 diamonds to it and call it art. Then, turn around and sell it to some suckers for $100 million dollars (what the fuck?).

“For the Love of God” is the actual title of the piece. The artist, Damien Hirst, comments on his recent work:

“I hope it makes the people who see it feel good, that it’s uplifting, that it takes your breath away,” he said.

“It works much better than I imagined. I was slightly worried that we’d end up with an Ali G ring. You just want it to be flawless, like a diamond is a flawless.

He is also the creator of these fine works of salesmanship art:

“Death Explained” (This shark, cut in half, sold for $20,000,000):

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“The Tranquility of Solitude” (This collection of three crucified sheep went for $12,000,000):

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“Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain” (George Michael(surprised?) paid $7,000,000 for this arrow pierced calf in formaldehyde):

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Another delicious quote from the artist:

He rejected suggestions that his works were more a standing joke against the art establishment than real works of art.

But when asked at the time of the exhibition what his next project would be he immediately replied: “Two diamond skeletons shagging — no just kidding.”

Priceless!

*I can’t believe I wrote that.  My socialist slip is showing.

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3 Responses to “For the love of God! (orThis is bling, bitches!)”

  1. Steve Clark Says:

    Sick I say, whoever did that should be shot. Too much money than sense.

  2. nylarising Says:

    omg! ur comments on the skull piece really had me LOL!


  3. hey, found you during an image search, really interesting. I went to the Tate Modern recently the child’s cot with cheese wire instead of a mattress to cut the child to shreds was unfunny. I read around your blog for ages. Would you mind if I use the photo of your hot neighbour, I have a similar one, you may want to pop over to the UK to check him out!!!


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