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Tate Modern - Damien Hirst: For The Love of God | Video

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The new Retrospective Exhibition of Damien Hirst just opened its doors yesterday at Tate Modern in London. One of the iconic pieces from Hirst, if not the whole contemporary world, is the platinum dipped and diamond encrusted skull, For The Love of God, which was produced in 2007. It is as mesmerizing to look at, as it is to be amazed by its astronomic price tag, a cool £14 million to fabricate and reportedly sold for £50 million. Here is a look at how the piece was made from the sourcing of the skull to the setting of the diamonds. Watch the whole interview conducted by Tate after the jump.