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To Lure - Signed Print by Damien Hirst 2008 - MyArtBroker

To Lure
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

£4,700-£7,000 VALUE (EST.)

$9,000-$13,000 VALUE (EST.)

$8,000-$11,500 VALUE (EST.)

¥40,000-¥60,000 VALUE (EST.)

5,500-8,000 VALUE (EST.)

$45,000-$70,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥820,000-¥1,220,000 VALUE (EST.)

$6,000-$8,500 VALUE (EST.)

36% AAGR (5YR)

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

Etching, 2008
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 40cm x W 43cm


1 in network
2 want this
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Auction Results

Auction DateAuction HouseArtwork
Hammer Price
Return to Seller
Buyer Paid
April 2020Phillips London - United KingdomTo Lure - Signed Print
September 2019Phillips London - United KingdomTo Lure - Signed Print
June 2019Forum Auctions London - United KingdomTo Lure - Signed Print
November 2011Bonhams New Bond Street - United KingdomTo Lure - Signed Print

Meaning & Analysis

Butterflies are one of Hirst’s best-known motifs, alongside skulls and diamonds, and the insects have often been incorporated into the artist’s work. The Kaleidoscope series is one of the best examples of Hirst’s fascination with butterflies. In this series, the artist creates impressive patterns of concentric circles which, when looked at closely, are composed of hundreds of different coloured and sized butterflies.

Hirst was attracted to the butterfly due to the symbolism the insect carries. Hirst explains, “I love butterflies because when they are dead they look alive.” Using butterflies in his art is a means for the artist to explore questions of life and death. The artist elaborates that the butterfly embodies the fragility of life and is the perfect visual tool for exploring the theme of death.

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