The following display was placed outside the White Cube Masons Yard late Sunday night. The gallery is hosting Damien Hirst's "For the Love of God," a diamond-encrusted skull valued at somewhere between sixteen and twenty million dollars. Artist Laura mocked it up using more than six thousand Swarovski crystals; I estimate it easily cost her under $300 to make.
Wooster Collective, thinking small as usual, calls it a prank. I call it art. And although "Love" is the best thing Hirst has done in years, this is still better than the original it comments on. By a long shot.