Hirst Skull Prank Outside White Cube

July 13th, 2007

via Wooster Collective

Just several days after the much-publicized opening of Damien Hirst’s exhibit “Beyond Belief” at White Cube Gallery, these photos were submitted to Wooster Collective.

A faux Hirst skull – this one adorned with 6522 Swarovski Crystals, was placed in an display case and outside the gallery along with the garbage in Masons Yard. It took Laura Keeble, the artist, a month to create.

The original piece by Hirst uses a real human skull and covered with 8,601 pave diamonds, totaling 1,106.18 carats.

Fucking With Perception – Hirst’s “For the Love of God” Diamond Skull [Wooster Collective]