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Damien Hirst: Exaudiat Te Dominus - Signed Print

Exaudiat Te Dominus
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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Screenprint, 2010
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 74cm x W 72cm

Critical Review

The print, made in 2010, is part of the artist’s Psalms series which Hirst started in 2008. Composed of 150 works, the series can be viewed alongside the Kaleidoscope series, an ambitious project started by the artist in 2001, which was inspired by the intricate pattern of butterfly wings Hirst saw on an old Victoria tea tray. All of the prints in the Psalms series are made using butterfly wings on painted canvases and are named after a psalm from the Old Testament.

The names of the prints are just one element of the works which are influenced by religion. The butterfly itself is an icon that carries significant religious symbolism, being used by the Greeks to represent the Psyche or the soul, as well as signifying the resurrection in Christian imagery. The patterns also resonate with the circular patterns of Buddhist mandalas.

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