Saturday, 2 June 2007
*Hirst skull makes headline news.
The Damien Hirst diamond skull made headline news today.
The Independent devoted their complete front page to the story and both The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph featured it on their front pages.
You read about it here first!
Last night’s newsnight featured an interesting interview with the artist. He has now around one hundred people working for him in his ‘art factory’. As he said ‘An architect does not build his own houses’
He revealed that the diamonds on the skull are all perfect, one-third carat, and ethically sourced. Apparently, it caused a bit of a shortage in the diamond trade in 2006, as there were not that many diamonds available.