Damien Hirst skull sells for 100 million dollars : http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070830/wl_uk_afp/lifestylebritainart_070830203229
"LONDON (AFP) - A diamond-encrusted skull by British artist Damien Hirst sold on Thursday for 100 million dollars (75 million euros), a record price for work sold by a living artist, a London gallery announced.
The work, entitled "For the Love of God," is a skull cast in platinum and encrusted with 8,601 diamonds..."
"...Hirst also holds the record for the most expensive work of art by a living artist at auction -- his "Lullaby Spring," a three-metre (10-foot) wide steel cabinet containing 6,136 hand-crafted and individually-painted pills, sold for 19.2 million dollars in June."
I'd paint 6,000 pills for 19 million dollars !!