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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 151cm x W 151cm
Edition size: 50
Damien Hirst's Mantra (signed) is estimated to be worth between £80,000 to £130,000. This screenprint artwork was created in 2011 and has had one sale at auction to date, which took place on 21st January 2021. The hammer price for this sale was £69,449, providing the seller with an average return of £59,032. Despite its recent introduction to the market, the artwork has shown a promising increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 5%. The edition size of Mantra is strictly limited to 50, making it a valuable addition to any collection.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|January 2021||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Mantra - Signed Print|
Mantra is a 2011 print by Damien Hirst that explores the use of butterflies in the creation of a kaleidoscopic pattern. The print is arranged in symmetrical segments, emanating from the centre of the circle where a yellow-winged butterfly sits atop a pale blue background. The circular pattern sits on a white background which is signed in the bottom right corner.
Hirst has continually experimented with the use of butterflies in his artistic production. This 2011 print fits into this oeuvre. Hirst once asserted that butterflies were a “universal trigger” and that “everyone loves butterflies”. Therefore, he was keen to explore what was possible visually with the butterfly. However, Hirst chose to remove the butterfly wings from the body of the animal stating that their bodies were “disgusting”. By removing the wings the viewer is presented only with the suggestion of the animal.
In this print the yellow butterfly at the centre is contrasted with green, blue, brown, grey and beige butterflies. The pattern emanates outwards from the centre. One might compare this work to Hirst’s 2015 series The Aspects. These were a collection of five prints which each arranged blue-winged butterflies in different manners, creating a kaleidoscopic pattern. Similarly, Hirst’s Cathedral series uses a range of colours to portray the butterfly in a similar manner. Mantra can, however, be most closely compared to the Superstition series that Hirst created in 2006 for an exhibition at Gagosian, London. These circular works depict the wings of butterflies arranged in a similarly kaleidoscopic pattern.