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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 120cm x W 120cm
Edition size: 50
The value of Damien Hirst’s Cathedral, Notre Dame (signed) is estimated to be worth between £20,000 to £29,000. This screenprint artwork has seen a total of 5 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has ranged from £16,128 in March 2022 to £17,000 in March 2020. The average return to the seller has been £14,079. The first sale at auction was in October 2011. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 50.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Cathedral, Notre Dame - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Cathedral, Notre Dame - Signed Print|
|January 2017||Sotheby's Hong Kong - Hong Kong||Cathedral, Notre Dame - Signed Print|
|October 2014||Christie's New York - United States||Cathedral, Notre Dame - Signed Print|
|October 2011||Phillips New York - United States||Cathedral, Notre Dame - Signed Print|
Taken from Damien Hirst’s Cathedral series from 2007, Cathedral, Notre Dame is a screen print showing a symmetrical, kaleidoscopic pattern made up of many various butterfly wings. This intricate and mesmerising composition is depicted in blue, yellow, white, green and purple, forming a highly aesthetic image.
Evoking the rose windows of Gothic cathedrals, Hirst’s Cathedral series is reminiscent of his many kaleidoscopic paintings from the 2000s, the most comparable being his Superstition series from 2006. This series of pointed arch shaped paintings mimic the windows of a cathedral, obscuring the hundreds of butterfly wings that constitute its meticulous pattern.
Cathedral, Notre Dame is indicative of Hirst’s desire to bring together themes of science, aesthetics and religion through the leitmotif of the butterfly. Recalling someone once saying to him: ‘Butterflies are beautiful, but it’s a shame they have disgusting hairy bodies in the middle,’ Hirst in works like this chose only to display the dazzling wings of the insect. The butterfly has been used by the Greeks to depict Psyche, the soul, and in Christian imagery represents resurrection. In bringing together the fragility of the butterfly wings with the monumentality of religious art, Hirst investigates seemingly conflicting ideas that are at the core of humanity.