Title For the Love of God: The Making of The Diamond Skull SIGNED EDITION
Book Condition Fine
Publisher Damien Hirst
Seller ID 006252
DAMIEN HIRST, SIGNED FIRST EDITION. SIGNED EDITION. Here is a stunning original Damien Hirst First Edition hardback edition, hand signed by Damien Hirst. For the Love of God: The Making of The Diamond Skull SIGNED EDITION. Signed by Hirst to the title page. A stunning hardback edition of the highest quality. A true work of art. 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 archaeology and dentistry have also contributed detailed studies on the diamond skull, including analyses of its age and ancestry. Texts: Victory Over Decay: Rudi Fuchs / Report on the measurement and bioarchaelogical analysis of the skull: Tania Kausmally, Hedley Swain and Bill White of the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology, Museum of London / A study of the reflection and refraction of light in diamond: Marcel Tolkowsky / Report on estimated age of the skull's teeth: Dr Helen Liversidge of Barts and The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry / Explanation of the results of radiocarbon dating: Thomas Higham of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford / The mineral and carbon structure of a diamond: Steven Dutch / Report on a general analysis of the skull: Dr Theya Molleson / Report on the use of CRANID to evaluate the likely ancestry of the skull: Professor Richard Wright of the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology, University of London. 245 x 170 mm (10 x 7 inches), 80pp, Hardback with French folded jacket and a pop up image. Various texts 68 colour illustrations. Published by Other Criteria / White Cube. Do check out our other fantastic selection of rare original Damien Hirst drawings and Damien Hirst signed and illustrated books in our listings. All Damien Hirst pieces originate directly from the artist himself or are obtained in person from him directly. 100% genuine and a perfect investment item.
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