Diamond skull comes to the Rijksmuseum

The famous diamond-bedecked skull by British artist Damien Hirst is to be exhibited in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam from November 1 until mid-December.

Director Wim Pijbes tells the Volkskrant that the contract for showing the work is the strictest he has ever signed.
The skull, that of an 18th century European covered in platinum and 8,601 diamonds, was sold in 2007 to a group of investors for €75m, the largest sum ever paid for a work by a living artist.

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