Damien Hirst

All you need is Love, Love, Love

Damien Hirst

All you need is Love, Love, Love

Price: $85,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Silkscreen with Diamond Dust
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
50
Dimensions:
152.0 x 152.3 cm (59.9 x 14.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

The butterflies, captured on red - like luminous fly-paper - are among Hirst's most famous motifs, emblematic as they are of the fleetingness of life, and the romance of death.

"For the artist, the appeal of butterflies is created largely by the appearance of life they retain in death. The monochrome paintings are the earliest example of his use of the insects, which were to become one of his most recognisable motifs."

Damien Hirst

Blending the optimistic sentiments of the Beatles with Hirst's own delicate musings on mortality, the print finds the butterflies seemingly suspended in celebration, the vibrancy of their wings never diminishing, not even in death. For the artist, the appeal of butterflies is created largely by the appearance of life they retain in death. The monochrome paintings are the earliest example of his use of the insects, which were to become one of his most recognisable motifs.

About the Artist

Hirst Sig

Damien Hirst (1965, Bristol, UK) is a leading artist of the YBA (Young British Artist) generation. He is widely regarded as one of the most important artists working today, creating truly iconic artworks.

About the printing Technique

Silkscreen

Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.