This skull was created by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco and was featured on a limited edition Casa Dragones tequila in honour of his mid-life retrospective art tour heald in leading museums throughout 2011. This gorgeous looking bottle of tequila was available for a whopping $1850, limited to 400 with each bottle being dated and signed.
The skull designs is an engraving of Black Kites, one for the artists most iconic creations.
Image above from Insecula
We featured Skull Spider from artist and tattooist Resonanteye a few months back and now we are back with some more creepy skull oddities. Skull Spider is still available for purchase from her online Etsy store for £1962.32. It’s pretty amazing and is probably something that will end up in a museum one day.
I really loves this little excerpt from here commission info page for paintings:
“no fucking robot vs zombie with chariots and unicorns in the majestic landscape”
Check out her website here.
‘THE ROUCHOMOVSKY SKELETON’: IN SILVER-GILT SARCOPHAGUS
This fully articulated golden skeleton, with velvet-lined coffin, was recently sold at Sotherby’s for $365,000. The decorated coffin is just as impressive, the designs visualising the course of life with graphical representations of the Angel of Death, arts, war and children.
The figure is signed in Cyrillic, on the right splint-bone: Mozyr 92 Odessa 96 and on the left splint-bone Rouchomovsky; Sarcophagus signed on lid: Israel Rouchomovsky and in Cyrillic on base Israel Rouchomovsky Odessa 1901.
These small resin skulls are created by Brownister Hen and are entitled Waste. The name is derived from the process in creating these skulls as the waste is the left over resin from his paintings (last image) that is then poured into a mould, creating these one of a kind skulls. These skulls are then sanded and polished. If they turn out well, they are sold, if not, they are pulverized and reused in the painting process.
What is even more remarkable is Brownister Hen’s life story as not only did he lose his parents in a boating accident that left him permanently disfigured with 3rd degree burns but he was miraculously saved by a passing boat. He was 8 years old. You can read the rest of his story here.
These resin skulls are available to buy from his website, they measure 7x5x5, created from resin and pigment, (cm I assume) for $40-$60.
If you fancy some porcelain animal skulls then head over to Oakleaf & Acorn and grab yourself one or all ( a mantlepiece covered in them is one idea). One of the options is a beaver skull with 23k gold glaze teeth. Having visited the website I noticed that these skulls are created by Beetle & Flor, who supply stockists like Oakleaf & Acorn.
Now these guys love skulls and it certainly shows in their collection and with a master like Christine Facella orchestrating behind the scenes, there’s no wonder they look so gorgeous.
I am always amazed by the different types of work we find in our search for skulls. People seriously blow my mind and this Untitled sculpture, featuring some skulls, by Kris Kuksi is mind boggling. It was also sent to us by a Facebook fan, so cheers for sharing!
Kris creates all sorts of detailed sculptures, each one as beautiful as the last, and I’ve spotted more than 1 skull in there!
Fancy splashing some cash over the weekend? Then why not swing by Christie’s and purchase yourself on of these 19th Century Chitipati Skull Figures for a ‘Price Realized’ $47,500. Ok, I’m not sure what that actually means but the website does state that this is the “hammer price plus buyer’s premium” but then there is also some ‘Estimate’ amount of $4,000 – $6,000. Confused.
That aside these Chitipati Skull Figures are silver plated bronze figures created in Tibet. They also “represent two Buddhist ascetics who were so deeply absorbed in meditation that they were unaware of their own death, and changed into wrathful death spirits with vows of eternal vengeance.”
These exquisite floral skulls have been created by French artist Noon and K.Olin tribu. The floral patterns have been imprinted onto the porcelain and they look amazing. The series is limited to 50 pieces and each skull comes in a posh wooden crate.
The black and white series is known as Fleurs Noires but they have already sold out (sorry!) but you can still get your hands on the red series – Fleurs Rouges.
This Little Shop of Horrors Skeleton, titled Audrii muscipula, is by Tim Price from Forgotten Boneyard. The skeleton is made up of Mink vertebrae, box turtle shells, skunk skull, coyote teeth, and raccoon mandibles.
I actually remember the Little Shop of Horrors as being my favourite musical when I was growing up, but more in my teens as I was petrified of the monster flower when I was younger than that. But sssh, don’t tell anyone as I need to keep my manly image intact or did that get destroyed when I mentioned I like musicals?
Ron English created a skull based on Slash, and his iconic skull. Complete with a top hat and guitar crossbones. These skulls are in a limited edition of 10 and will be available for $7,500 at Popaganda, each signed and numbered by Ron English and Slash.