Damien Hirst

Fate

Damien Hirst

Fate

Price: $4,500.00

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Details

Technique:
Etching
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
45
Dimensions:
47.3 x 39.4 cm (18.6 x 15.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and stamped

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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.”

Damien Hirst

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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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.