Learning Lunch – The Value of Art with Jack Randell
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The British artist Damien Hirst distorted the market price for diamonds when he created a skull encrusted with the precious stone. Is this the value of art? Or is it something more sublime. Is art meant to reassure or challenge? What does it do for brain plasticity?
My idea is that it is about recognising a sense of our individual interiority. Knowing that the experience of art in making, viewing, owning, and learning, is to validate the commonness of our individual, secretly personal, interior lives.
LONDON (Reuters) AUGUST 30, 2007 JEREMY LOVELL
- A diamond-encrusted platinum skull by artist Damien Hirst has been sold to an investment group for the asking price of $100
million, a spokeswoman for Hirst’s London gallery White Cube said on Thursday.