Damien Hirst

Psalm: Dixit Insipiens (with Diamond Dust)

Damien Hirst

Psalm: Dixit Insipiens (with Diamond Dust)

Price: $16,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Silkscreen with Diamond Dust
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
50
Dimensions:
74.0 x 71.5 cm (29.1 x 28.1 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

In direct line with the "Sanctum" series, themselves following the artist’s large butterflies collage gloss paintings, Damien Hirst aims once again with the "Psalm" series to capture beauty, to seize and fix the ephemera.
Adopting the gestures of an all-mighty collector, he meticulously arranges and composes each wing to better dominate.

"Everyone’s frightened of glass, everyone’s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies."

Damien Hirst

Dixit Insipiens accompanied by its evocative title recalls the infinite precision, the penetrating light, the dangerous fragility as well as the mesmerizing colours of Cathedrals’ and churches’ stain glass windows. The butterflies as if frozen in time upon a pale blue and sparkling background, seem to be on the threshold of life and the heavens. Undoubtedly Dixit Insipiens calls to mind the mandala patterns, also named sacred circle or magic circle. Supports of meditation, the sand mandalas are meant to be destroyed after their contemplation in order to symbolize the impermanent or transitory character of the composed phenomenons. Damien Hirst tackles the evident ambiguity between the preserved perishable body and its uncertain resurrection.

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.