Skulls that flaunt skills blended with opulence always find a mention here. We’ve already written about Damien Hirst’s $100 million platinum and diamond skull and the diamond-studded infant skull. While Quinn Gregory decked up a skull with Swarovski crystals and sapphires, Scott Campbell designed a $50,000 skull carved out of $11,000 hard cash. But if you happen to be in the city of lights between the 28th of October to 14th of November, do not miss out on a sight that you may not have heard of until now. The Belgian artist Michael Benisty finally revealed Die to Live, his yearlong project at the OC Concept store on Madison Avenue in New York. The 1100lbs, eight feet high skull artwork was conceived and inspired from a photoshoot by Michael of the Swarovski heiress Nadja Swarovski for the Whitehall magazine. The two collaborated and worked together from the early stages of clay mold to today’s magnificent stainless steel structure.
With more than 345,000 Golden-Black Swarovski elements beautifully designed in a fleur-de-lis design, this work of art is truly a breath taking sight that should not be missed out on.