The Independent follows up on The Art Newspaper’s story that Gagosian’s Hong Kong opening for Damien Hirst will contain a scaled-down version of the diamond skull now on view in Italy:
Damien Hirst has created a controversial new version of his £50m diamond-encrusted skull. Hirst’s company, Science Ltd, told The Art Newspaper that the work was created using an infant’s skull. […] The new work is cast in platinum and set with diamonds. It will be shown at the Gagosian Gallery’s inaugural show, Forgotten Promises, next month at its new gallery in Hong Kong.
Hirst’s first skull was declared “bought” by a consortium of investors including the artist. The smaller skull–if it sells–could help support the future market for that work. And, of course, there’s always the opportunity that other small skulls will be made. Asian buyers are particularly comfortable using gems as a store of value.
Hirst Creates Mini Diamond Skull (The Independent)