In 2009, Spanish artist Eugenio Merino unveiled a piece entitled “4 The Love of Go(l)d”, a giant sculpture, encased in glass, of Hirst shooting himself in the head. Merino, in fact an admirer of Hirst, intended the piece as a comment on the emphasis on money within the art world, and with Hirst in particular. “I thought that, given that he thinks so much about money, his next work could be that he shot himself,” said Merino. “Like that the value of his work would increase dramatically…Obviously, though, he would not be around to enjoy it.

See Damien Hirst (For the Love of God)