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For the Love of God: The Making of the Diamond Skull
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Distributed Art Pub Inc
Publication date December 1, 2007
Pages 78
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781904212201
ISBN-10 1904212204
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $40.00
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This book is a creative guide to the making of arguably the most extraordinary art object to be made in the 21st century. Published to accompany the 2007 exhibition "Damien Hirst: Beyond Belief" at White Cube, it gives a fascinating pictorial insight into how Hirst's diamond skull piece "For the Love of God" was conceived and produced.

Illustrated with candid behind-the-scenes photographs by Johnnie Shand Kydd, the book includes a number of preparatory drawings by Damien Hirst and a fold-out image of the diamond skull.

Accompanying this is an essay by the art historian Rudi Fuchs, who writes, "The skull is out of this world, celestial almost. I tend to see it as a glorious intense victory over death." A number of leading experts in the fields of archeology and dentistry have also contributed detailed studies on the diamond skull, including analyses of its age and ancestry.

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