Skulls Are Cool, But... seems people like money more. Have too many skulls, people might think you are nuts.  You ask me, the same should be true about money.  One of the most valuable things on earth is a good sense of humor though -- and that's something money can't buy.  

Absurdity is the recognition and celebration that some things just don't make sense, and it's best when done with a sense of humor.  To cover a skull in $98,000,000 of diamonds (and ideas -- they cost $28,000,000 without the idea...) is nothing short of absolute absurdity.  It's kind of the wonderfully silly thing that no one should ever do, and we are so happy that some did.  There 8601 diamonds on it if you are counting.  Thank you Damien Hirst (and thank you Jim for reminding us of this shiny sparkling brainbox).

Damien is the same guy who did the shark at The Met, by the way.