Take a slice of Mayan history, a chunk of Dolce & Gabbana, a liberal dash of De Beers, and a shot of Ali G. Mix in the mind of a British artist, and what do you get?
A diamond-encrusted skull expected to be sold soon as the highest priced piece of art by a living artist, that's what! Currently on display at the White Cube gallery in St James's, Damien Hirst's For The Love of God is attracting would-be purchasers not detracted by the meaty £50,000,000 price tag.
If the likes of you and I want to see it, we need to book timed tickets for half-hourly visitation rights, during which we're allowed no more than five minutes of skull gawpage, under strict supervision, of course! The skull is available for public viewing from tomorrow.
Damien Hirst's Beyond Belief exhibition spans both the White Cube galleries at Mason's Yard and Hoxton Square, from 3 June to 7 July. Information on the gallery's website here. Tickets to view the skull can be booked online at the gallery's ticket website here. All tickets are free.
Image taken from dogfaceboy's flickr photostream.