Dear Mister Hirst:
We’ve seen the rotting cow’s head. The dissected farm animals. And your very expensive tiger shark (the over-sized fish lovingly known as “the wastebasket of the sea“). As you tend to your über-show in Kiev — appropriately enough, titled Requiem — we think that you might be ready to plot something even even bigger. We’re talking grand finale, pièce de résistance, the fat lady’s ultimate song: You, in a tank, in formaldehyde.
Alert Gagosian. Get Saatchi on the speed dial. Make sure Sotheby’s is in the loop. ‘Cuz this shit is gonna be truly BADASS!
Want to “give your home an edgy look with some serious pizzazz?” Well, look no further. Because “lifestyle retailer” Z Gallerie has just the home design trinket for you: a bling-a-rrific metallic skull that bears an uncanny resemblance to Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted sculpture, For the Love of God — only this version is almost $100 million cheaper. The best part: gift wrap is only $4.25 (shipping not included). Which means that you can purchase this fine piece of home design for yourself and more than a hundred of your closest friends — and still not come close to reaching the original’s price tag (which is almost seven times the GDP of Tuvalu). Act now. Or until Lladro comes out with a $19.95 version of Jeff Koons’ Michael Jackson and Bubbles.
(Many thanks to Ryan Frank for the link.)
Further Update: See what a pal of mine and I made with this fine piece of home décor merch.