Artist, graphic designer and all-around creative force Hedi Xandt has bumped up the price tag on this puzzle box by giving our good friend Pinhead from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser series a bit of the Midas touch. While die-casting objects, not excluding the human skull, into golden hues seems to be a recurring motif in the artist’s work, what is especially interesting about his “The Longer You Last” series isn’t exactly its Hellraiser homage, but perhaps that it is a gold-plated cast (with nails inserted) of an actual 18th-century skull. Creepy, maybe. But, shiny, more importantly.
"The Longer You Last" skull-cast series from Hedi Xandt