Contemporary Print Market Report
Damien Hirst: To Lure (yellow) - Signed Print

To Lure (yellow)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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Etching, 2008
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 25cm x W 30cm

Critical Review

Hirst often incorporates butterflies into his artworks, and the insect has become closely associated with the artist’s name and visual language. Other examples of works by Hirst that use butterflies are the H7 series, the Psalms series and the Souls series. The Kaleidoscope series is probably the artist's most well-known example of using butterflies to make art. In this impressive body of works, Hirst creates spectacular prints that are composed of patterns of concentric circles made up of butterfly wings.

Hirst has been interested in butterflies for a long time and began using them in his work as early as 1989. The artist calls the insect a “universal trigger,” elaborating that “everyone’s frightened of glass, everyone’s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies.”

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