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Damien Hirst (British, b.1965)
LOT ID: 69079
Fate, 2009

Etching / Engraving
18.5 х 15.35 in. (46.99 x 38.99 cm.)
Signed, stamped, in pencil, recto
Edition of 45
Lot description
This very impressive print by Damien Hirst forms part of his famous Butterflies series. Hirst takes all signs of life from his butterfly and has it, instead, looking like a piece from a collection in a wunderkammer. Like skulls and dots, butterflies have become a trademark motif for the artist.

This print is in absolute mint condition.

As the celebrated bad boy artist of our time, Contemporary British artist Damien Hirst’s (b.1965) œuvre is at once abstract, conceptual, romantic, baroque and minimal. Hirst carries on the legacy of Warhol with sensation-seeking, factory-made work that is as much about marketing as it is about content. Hirst's work has generated enormous controversy, in part for its morbidity and fascination with medicine, which is evident in several of his series: the encased dead animals in various states of preservation, the incorporation of butterfly wings into stained glass-like images, cabinets filled with pharmaceuticals, and diamond-encrusted skulls. Hirst, winner of the 1995 prestigious Tate Gallery Turner Prize, has been the most prominent and notorious member of the young British artists (YBAs). Hirst's work has earned him the right to exhibit in numerous venues worldwide including the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2007), the White Cube, London, UK (2008) and the National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, Russia (2010), among others.


Select Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane, AU)
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