"To Lose" belongs to Damien Hirst's famous Buttefly series and offers a new version of his signature butterfly motif. As a meticulous collector, here he juxtaposes the colorful insect against a contrasting black background thus emphasizing its glorious form.
Better than any other motif, the butterfly encapsulates all the existential notions that Damien Hirst has called into question for so many years, minimizing the boundaries between life and death, eternity and the ephemeral, beauty and ugliness.
“As an artist you’re looking for universal triggers. You want it both ways. You want it to have an immediate impact, and you want it to have deep meanings as well.„