ARTS & CULTURE
12/10/2010 09:05 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Damien Hirst's Diamond Skull: The World's Most Expensive Art/Bling

"For the love of God, what are you going to do next?"

Damien Hirst responded to his mother's question pragmatically. "For the love of God," he thought, "now that's a good title." So he used it for the most expensive artwork he or anyone else has ever had made -- his diamond and platinum skull, created in 2007. "It's beyond bling, super-bling," he laughs. He was astute enough to say so before anyone else.

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