Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

By - August 14th, 2013

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

http://damienhirst.com/”>Damien Hirst, the most prominent member of the group known as the “Young British Artists” that ruled the art scene during the 1990s, has a fixation with death. Maybe you’ve heard of his best known work entitled, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” in which a 14-foot tiger-shark was immersed in formaldehyde in a clear display case, just floating, frozen in time. It’s pretty sick.

http://freshnessmag.com/?s=Damien+Hirst”>Hirst is also the artist responsible for the Memento Mori titled “For the Love of God”, which is a replica of a human skull comprised of platinum and encrusted with 8,601 diamonds. The center piece weighs a heavy 1,106.18 carats and is the epitome of excessive spending.

Such memorable pieces by http://freshnessmag.com/?s=Damien+Hirst”>Hirst may be the very reason why luxury fashion house http://alexandermcqueen.com/”>Alexander McQueen has asked the artist to employ his ghoulish talent in creating 30 limited-edition scarves to celebrate the brand’s 10 years of skull-prints (they were first released as part of the http://freshnessmag.com/?s=alexander+mcqueen”>Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2003 collection).

But instead of diamonds, the project will entail colorful insects (channeling aspects of http://freshnessmag.com/?s=Damien+Hirst”>Hirst’s “Entomology” series) that will be worked into the iconic skull shape. According to the representative of the luxury fashion house, http://freshnessmag.com/?s=Damien+Hirst”>Hirst showed a keen “interest in symmetrical design combined with strong references to the natural world” that the brand wanted to explore. If http://freshnessmag.com/?s=alexander+mcqueen”>Lee Alexander McQueen were still here, we think he would wholly approve of the very fitting collaboration.

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen Scarf Collection

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