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ARTsy Skull

art-and-culture Updated: Jan 19, 2011 01:27 IST
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A diamond-studded baby’s skull by British artist Damien Hirst stares out across a brand new gallery in Hong Kong, smiling over Asia’s rising demand for exorbitantly expensive works of art.

It is the first time the work’s controversial creator has exhibited in Asia, a sure sign that the epicentre of the world's art scene is shifting east — following the money. Entitled For Heaven’s Sake, the work is a platinum cast of a human baby skull with more than 16,000 diamonds embedded in it.