There was a huge picture of it in the Sunday NYT mag, I couldn't take my eyes off of it. He says his inspiration was Mexican skulls decorated with turqouise, I like that. I like the whole classic death thing, it's like one of those still-lifes that has the robust bouquet of flowers and then the one dead wilty one to remind us that life is fleeting, or whatever. I like that, I think. There is the whole interesting meta-aspect, how the artwork itself is so intrinsically valuable -- he said something like "the mark-up is much bigger for canvas and paint," heh. Also like that, or am at least intrigued by it.
Then there is the whole "blood diamond" aspect.
Would love to see it "live."
The photo in the mag was approximately life-sized I think, and I kept holding my little engagement ring diamond up to the photo -- that whole thing (my diamond), which wasn't so cheap, is the size of one of the regular "pave" diamonds covering the surface. One of over 8,000 of them. I mean, that's insane!
Here's the pic:
And the article: