Damien Hirst T-shirts in the Museum Shop

Posted to General on 25.06.2013, 13:45 by Renate with

T-shirts with Damien Hirst's diamond skull for sale in Astrup Fearnley Museum shop.

'For the Love of God' is made in 2007. It is a skull encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds, including a drop shaped diamond located in the forehead, known as the Skull Star Diamond. The artwork is a memento mori. Latin for "remember your mortality" referring to an artistic theme dating back to antiquity, where the purpose was to remind people about their impermanence. Art historian Rudi Fuchs has said about the piece: "The skull is out of this world, celestial almost. It proclaims victory over decay. At the same time it represents death as something infinitely more relentless." The work's title was supposedly inspired by Hirst's mother, who once asked: "For the love of God, what are you going to do next?"

'For the Love of God' can be seen in White Cube Gallery, London. The Astrup Fearnley Collection includes several of Hirst's works, among others 'Mother and Child (Divided)', which was purchased in 1995. Since then, Astrup Fearnley Museum has followed Hirst's oeuvre closely.

The T-shirts are high quality, 100% cotton. They come in classic women's and men's sizes S, M and L, and in children's sizes. Prices from NOK 400,- to NOK 550, -

Visit our Museum Shop here, or follow the shops activity on Instagram @astrupfearnleyshop.

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