17 September 2015 – 31 January 2016
‘For the Love of God’ (2007) will be exhibited at the Astrup Fearnley Museet alongside other works by Hirst from the museum’s permanent collection.
‘For the Love of God’, a platinum model of a human skull set with 8,601 diamonds, is one of Hirst’s most iconic works and this will be the first time it has been exhibited in Scandinavia.
The sculpture was modelled from a pre-Victorian human skull purchased by the artist from a London taxidermist. The teeth from this orginal skull have been retained in the work. You can watch a short film on the making of 'For the Love of God', in which Hirst describes the inspiration and process behind it, here.
Astrup Fearnley Museet
+47 2293 6060
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 12 – 5pm
Thursday: 12 – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Damien Hirst ‘For the Love of God’ (2007)
Platinum, diamonds and human teeth
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