Huge Steel Skull Adorned with Swarovski Crystals


Art is popping up everywhere in Miami this week! Case in point, Whitewall and Delano hotel just unveiled “Die to Live” by Belgium-born artist Michael Benisty. The 8 ft tall stainless steel sculpture features 345,798 golden black Swarovski crystals. What a sight!

In early 2009, Benisty struck up a conversation with Swarovski heiress Nadja Swarovkski while taking her portrait (he's also a photographer). This led to incorporating Swarovski crystals in his art. “Die to Live” is one of two pieces that he's created so far.





Michael Benisty's website
Photo credit: Sam Yoo/My Modern Met

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