5 Year Print Market Review 2023
Fate - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2009 - MyArtBroker

Signed Print

Damien Hirst

£7,000-£10,500 VALUE (EST.)

$13,000-$20,000 VALUE (EST.)

$11,500-$18,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥60,000-¥90,000 VALUE (EST.)

8,000-12,000 VALUE (EST.)

$70,000-$100,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥1,220,000-¥1,830,000 VALUE (EST.)

$8,500-$13,000 VALUE (EST.)

60% AAGR (5YR)

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Aquatint, 2009
Signed Print Edition of 45
H 30cm x W 25cm

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Auction Results

Auction DateAuction HouseArtwork
Hammer Price
Return to Seller
Buyer Paid
September 2021Bonhams Knightsbridge - United KingdomFate - Signed Print
November 2010Swann Auction Galleries - United StatesFate - Signed Print

Meaning & Analysis

The butterfly motif is a prominent figure that Hirst has used throughout his career to bring together themes around morality, life, love, faith and aesthetics. Speaking of his obsession with butterflies Hirst has explained, “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.”

Reminiscent of the work of Pop artist Andy Warhol, Hirst has created many prints like this with the same subject and composition, but with varying colour combinations. Rendering the fine detail of the butterfly wings and setting this against the stark colour background, Hirst produces an image that finds universally engaging triggers. This contrast between bold colours used for the butterfly wings and the realism in the detail, plays with Hirst’s concern with facts and truth that images are assumed to depict.

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