Hi, I have some questions about the news:
Artist unveils $98M diamond skull - CNN.com
1.What do "bad boy" and "it" in the first paragraph mean?
2.What does "it" in the third paragraph mean? The skull?
3.What does "it" in "It is not a representation. I wanted it to be real" mean? The skull?
4.What does "it" in "It feels sort of human and quirky" mean?
5.I find this sentence "It would be sad it it ends up in a vault somewhere that nobody sees." wrong. Shouldn't this sentence be "It would be sad if it ends up in a vault somewhere that nobody sees the skull."?
6.What does "it" in "It is art but it is more timeless than contemporary art" mean? If "it" refers to the skull, why does he prefer calling the skull timeless art to contemporary art? What is he getting at?
7.Could you please explain to me the grammar structure of "-- uplifting, take your breath away"? I don't know how "--" is used in here, and I also don't understand why a present participle(uplifting) is put closely together with a verb(take).