TITLE

Laser welding works of art

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Industrial Laser Solutions;May2008, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the diamond-encrusted skull called "For the Love of God" formerly owned by British artist Damien Hirst. The original 18th century skull of a mid-30-year-old has been embellished with more than 8601 of the world's flawless diamonds and 2156 grams of platinum developed through laser welding technology. An unnamed investment group bought the piece for £50 million in August 2007.
ACCESSION #
32462654

 

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