Someone did. ‘For the Love of God’, is an 18th century skull that has been cast in platinum and encrusted with 8,601 diamonds by British Artist Damien Hirst. According to Austrailia’s ABC news:
“The diamond-encrusted skull was sold to an group of anonymous investors, a spokeswoman for the White Cube gallery in London, where it has been on display from the beginning of the summer, told AFP.
Death is one of the central themes in works completed by Hirst, 41, who once said that the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were like a work of art, but later apologized.”