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- Edition Size:
- 47.3 x 39.4 cm (18.6 x 15.5 in)
- Signed and stamped
About the Artwork
In recent years, Hirst has developed his familiar iconography – the skull, the diamond and the butterfly – to explore fundamental ideas about existence. His work highlights the duality that lies at the heart of human experience, from our inexorable struggles between life and death, beauty and decay, desire and fear, love and loss.
“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.”
For Hirst, the butterfly is a symbol of the beauty and fragility of life. This appeal is created largely by the appearance of life they retain in death. As the tension between the artwork and the title, the use of a metaphor to encompass it, Fate echoes the aspiration of human being toward the future.
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