Damien Hirst

Butterfly Heart

Damien Hirst

Butterfly Heart

Price: $3,500.00

Framing not included


Laminated Giclée print on aluminum composite panel
Edition Size:
Edition of 1,698
70 x 72,7cm (27.6 x 28.6 in)
Digitally signed and numbered on the back

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About the Artwork

Shortly after graduating from Goldsmiths, in 1989, Hirst began working on a series of paintings after seeing flies get stuck on primed canvases in his Brixton studio. Taking this idea, but wanting to create something beautiful, Hirst started fixing the bodies of dead butterflies to monochrome gloss-painted canvases. The appeal of butterflies is created largely by the appearance of life they retain in death. Hirst has said, “I think rather than be personal you have to find universal triggers: everyone’s frightened of glass, everyone’s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies.”

The Butterfly works go hand-in-hand with the heart-shaped canvases. Soon after Hirst began working on his now-iconic series of butterfly paintings he shaped the canvas into a heart - the international symbol for love.

About the Artist

Damien Hirst art edition Weng Contemporary

The Turner prize winner and epicenter of the YBA movement. Hirst's emblematic art of our era revolutionizes the art market. Hirst is widely regarded as one of the most important artists working today, creating truly iconic artworks.