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Damien Hirst: Deus, Deus Meus - Signed Print

Deus, Deus Meus
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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

Screenprint, 2009
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 74cm x W 71cm

Critical Review

The print is part of the Psalms series, a large series composed of 150 works. Hirst started work on this series in 2008 and all of the prints are made using butterfly wings on painted canvases. The Latin name for the print originates from the Old Testament and each print in the series is named after a Christian psalm.

The butterfly is a signature part of Hirst’s visual language and iconography. Hirst was drawn to the insects due to the significant spiritual symbolism they carry. The Greeks used butterflies to depict the Psyche and soul and in Christian imagery, butterflies have been used to signify the resurrection. The butterfly’s symbolic heritage is significant as Hirst has always been fascinated with themes of life, death and religion.

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