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Hirst's diamond skull is exhibited for the first time in Scandinavia

16 September 2015

The iconic sculpture is shown alongside a presentation of the artist's works from the Astrup Fearnley Museum's permanent collection.

'For the Love of God' (2007)

Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015

The Astrup Fearnley Museet's entire collection of Damien Hirst works are brought together for the first time, alongside the artist's iconic diamond skull, ‘For the Love of God’ (2007). A platinum cast of a human skull set with 8,601 VVS to flawless pavé-set diamonds diamonds, the sculpture has previously been exhibited at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008) and Tate Modern, London (2012) amongst others, but has never before been shown in Scandinavia.

Astrup Fearnley's Damien Hirst collection features pieces from a broad range of series and includes some of the most significant pieces to have emerged from Hirst’s extraordinary career, including the bisected cow and calf, ‘Mother and Child (Divided)’ (1993). Also on display are works from the spot and spin painting series, a 'Kaleidoscope' painting and the vast formaldehyde sculpture 'God Alone Knows' (2007).

The works will be on display from 16 September to 15 November 2015, for further information please see the Astrup Fearnley Museet website.