Art News: Damien Hirst Diamond Skull On Show in Florence & Found: 271 Un-Documented Works by Picasso

29 Nov
2010

DAMIEN HIRST DIAMOND SKULL ON SHOW IN FLORENCE

Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull, For the Love of God, 2007, is to go on display in Italy for five months. The work is set to be unveiled at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence where it will remain on view until May 1, 2011.

For the Love of God, which is covered in 8,601 diamonds, was first shown at White Cube in June 2007 with a £50m price tag. Two months later, Hirst’s then business manager Frank Dunphy told us the skull would be sold to “a group composed of a number of interested individuals”, who turned out to be Hirst himself, Frank Dunphy, and Jay Jopling of White Cube. Read whole article: theartnewspaper

FOUND: 271 UN-DOCUMENTED WORKS BY PICASSO

A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least 60 million euo ($79.35 million), an administrator of the artist’s estate said Monday.

The couple for years squirreled away the staggering trove — which is believed to be authentic, but whose origin is unclear — in their garage on the French Riviera, said Picasso Administration lawyer Jean-Jacques Neuer. Read whole article: artdaily

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