Diamonds are forever

Jewellery + Art = I’m in heaven. Well, maybe not. When Damien Hirst’s work ‘For the Love of God’ swung past the Tate Modern earlier in the year I was jumping out of my skin excited.

For those who have been living in a cool dark place, it is a platinum cast of a human skull covered in thousands of diamonds. I do mean thousands, this thing cost £14 million to make. Being in a room with that many diamonds was fantastic, only problem was that they were attached to a platinum skull – not my favourite setting.

Even if we ignore the macabre factor which has been done to death, I am still not a fan. ‘For the Love of God seems too much like the easy option for a very rich artist. This work is guaranteed to provoke some sort of reaction from whoever looks at it – if from a religious, moral, political, economic or purely artistic standpoint. It creates controversy just by walking through the door.

Although, maybe by having such a strong anti reaction to it I have walked right into Damiens trap.

3 thoughts on “Diamonds are forever

  1. Hello, nice post! If it hasn’t been done already, someone should put this skull on exhibition with the British Museum skull or better yet the Mitchell-Hedges skull and see what happens…

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