Damien Hirst Eco Home
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Damien Hirst (1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s.
For the Love of God is a sculpture he produced in 2007. It consists of a platinum cast of a human skull encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds, including a pear-shaped pink diamond located in the forehead. Costing £14 million to produce, the work went on display at the White Cube gallery in London in an exhibition Beyond belief with an asking price of £50 million. View a short presentationfilm of ‘For the Love of God’ here.
Hirst is developing 500 eco-homes in Ilfracombe, Devon, where he already has a restaurant, an art studio and several properties. The properties feature hidden wind turbines in the roofs, photovoltaic solar panels and state-of-the-art insulation. Hirst hopes this will create a national blueprint for environmental housing and help regenerate the area. Building work will probably start 2013.
Watch this episode from the television series Grand Designs. Damian Hirst and his wife Maia Norman wanted to turn their new houseboat into a perfect London hang-out with the help of designer Mike Rundell.