The diamond skull is on display in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall until this Sunday June 24th

To coincide with Tate Modern’s ‘Damien Hirst’ retrospective, ‘For the Love of God’ is on show for the first time in this country since 2007.

Damien Hirst with ‘For the Love of God’ (2007). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

13 March 2012

Hirst’s spectacular sculpture ‘For the Love of God’ (2007) is a platinum cast of a human skull set with 8,601 flawless pavé-set diamonds. It has not been on display in the UK since it was unveiled in 2007 at Hirst’s major solo show at White Cube ‘Beyond Belief’.

In honour of the Tate Modern retrospective, the skull is housed in a special viewing chamber in the Turbine Hall in a free display.

‘For the Love of God’ will be on display from 4th April to 24th June 2012. For more information on visiting Tate Modern, please visit www.tate.org.uk

A short film of ‘For the Love of God’ is viewable here.