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Damien Hirst: It’s A Beautiful Day 4 - Signed Print

It’s A Beautiful Day 4
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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

Block print, 2013
Signed Print Edition of 55
H 66cm x W 49cm

Critical Review

Harking back to the work of Pop artist Andy Warhol, Hirst creates a series of six prints with the same subject and composition, but with varying colour combinations, each print showing a different species of butterfly against a block colour backdrop. Rendering the fine detail of the butterfly wings and setting this against the bold colour, Hirst combines these elements to produce an image that finds universally engaging triggers. This contrast between bold block colours and the realistic image plays with Hirst’s concern with facts and truth that images are assumed to depict.

Hirst has obsessively depicted the butterfly motif throughout his artistic oeuvre. Each butterfly is born with a unique pattern and mimics the individuality that frames much of human life. The butterfly motif appears both in printed editions as well as in installations where visitors are situated in a room of live butterflies.

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