Nixon and I both like dead things. We both have collections of various bits of creatures and people, and I have tip-toed through her house while she was unpacking and the floor was literally strewn with skull caps.
However, none of our skulls are covered with 8,601 diamonds or retail at $50 million dollars. Mine is in a rusty birdcage, and Nixon’s might still be on her floor, but, neither have anything to do with diamonds. Damien Hirst is responsible for the bedazzled biology, making this piece out of human teeth, platinum, and all those shiny little rocks. Titled “For the Love of God”, the head is thought to originally belong to a European living sometime in the 18th century.
Better than the usual dirt & worms (or winding up in a rusty birdcage) fate of the majority of us, isn’t it?
Anyone remember when we thought he was responsible for Pig Bra?