Why did Damien Hirst make for the love of God?

How is Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God a memento mori?

It represents the artist’s continued interest in mortality and notions of value. Alluding to the iconography of the skull in art as a memento mori – a reminder of the fragility of life – the work can be viewed alternatively as a glorious, devotional, defiant or provocative gesture in the face of death itself.

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