£7,000-£11,000 VALUE (EST.)
$13,500-$21,000 VALUE (EST.)
$12,000-$19,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥60,000-¥100,000 VALUE (EST.)
€8,000-€13,000 VALUE (EST.)
$70,000-$110,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥1,220,000-¥1,910,000 VALUE (EST.)
$9,000-$14,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 55
H 79cm x W 150cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|December 2022||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Faithless - Signed Print|
|December 2017||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Faithless - Signed Print|
|June 2017||Toomey & Co. Auctioneers - United States||Faithless - Signed Print|
Faithless is a signed screen print in colours by renowned contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. Produced in 2006, the print shows a horizontal diamond shape set against a plain black backdrop. The diamond shape contrasts with the dark backdrop as it is composed of hundreds of multi-coloured butterflies which encourage the viewer to look carefully at the print to appreciate the various types of butterflies that form the impressive shape. The print can be seen alongside Sceptic, which is another print that depicts a diamond shape composed of butterflies.
Butterflies have become synonymous with Hirst and his visual language. The artist often incorporates the insects into his works, most notably in his impressive Kaleidoscope series, an impressive body of work conceived by Hirst in 2001 after he found a Victorian tea tray decorated with delicate patterns of butterfly wings. The Kaleidoscope series is characterised by magnificent circular patterns composed of butterflies, much like the pattern in Faithless.
Hirst’s interest in butterflies stems from the religious symbolism they carry, as well as the way the insect can be used to explore themes of life and death. The butterfly was commonly used by the Greeks to represent the Psyche and the soul and is also found in Christian imagery to signify the resurrection.