Damien Hirst

Regeneration (from Butterfly Etching)

Damien Hirst

Regeneration (from Butterfly Etching)

Price: $5,000.00

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Edition Size:
Sheet: 47 x 39,1 cm (18 1/2 × 15 3/8 in)
Image: 30 × 24,5 cm (11 3/4 × 9 5/8 in)
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About the Artwork

A variation of one of Hirst’s most popular motifs, the Butterfly etchings are part of Hirst’s narrative of love, death and the memento mori theme. They symbolize regeneration, fortune and freedom in a world characterized by a materialistic consumerism that despite all glorification of money and what it can buy always longs for a deeper meaning behind the surfaces – and which yet can never truly get behind those surfaces; longing for spirituality and transcendence and yet always doomed to accept that there might be nothing behind the polished images.

“Immortality is really desirable, I guess. In terms of images, anyway.”

Damien Hirst

This spectacular print by Damien Hirst comes from his famous Butterfly's series. Regeneration is the invitation to celebrate beauty in all its glorious aspects and to accept that there is always a darkness behind it, which we can never truly erase. Akin to skulls, dots and other animal themes, butterflies belong to artist's trade mark symbolism.

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.