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Art August, 1 2014

Damien Hirst ‘Magnificent Head’ Golden Skulls

British artist Damien Hirst has produced a set of four unique, limited edition golden skulls exclusively for art-based publishing company Other Criteria. The skull is one of a number of recurring motifs not only in Damien Hirst’s work but also in art history in general, and in this series Hirst has introduced it into another area of his oeuvre. The technique applied is simple, but the outcome implies complex ideas about mortality and the history of mankind. The results are compelling, being celebratory and seductive, as well as ominous and haunting. Each skull is unique in the sense that only the four were made, and all four are currently available for purchase at Other Criteria for approximately $62,000 USD each.

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