Friday, June 29, 2012

Digital art venture offers a Damien Hirst skull for $800

An $800 version of Damien Hirst's skull is on the market - a high-definition rotating image of it, certified by the artist, and available in a limited edition from the digital art venture S[edition]. Hirst, Tracey Emin, Bill Viola and Isaac Julien are amongst the S[edition] artists producing works for iPads, smartphones, PC and TV screens. Julian sees the venture as vehicle for the democratisation of contemporary art, but he'd like to see it market art originally made for the medium rather than images of pre-existing work, a view shared by others who say S[edition] should represent artists whose medium is the digital screen.
Image: Damien Hirst's $100 million skull