Damien Hirst


Damien Hirst


Price: $4,500.00

Framing not included


Edition Size:
47,3 x 39,2 cm (47.3 x 15.4 in)
Signed, numbered and stamped

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About the Artwork

Hirst's butterfly color etchings present one of his most recognisable signature motifs - the butterfly. As a meticulous collector, here he juxtaposes the colorful insect against a contrasting black background. 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.

"I love butterflies because when they are dead they look alive."

Damien Hirst

By drawing towards the symbolism of the buterfly with its luminous orange wings, Hirst is akin to artists from the ancient Egypt and Renaissance, who also were mesmerized by these insects. The image of the buttefly is so powerful and is ever-present in the human consciousness.

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

Weng Contemporary Etching

Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used etching to create some of their most famous works. Etching has often been combined with other intaglio techniques such as engraving or aquatint.