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Giclée print, 2015
Signed Print Edition of 55
H 100cm x W 100cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||H6-3 Patience - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||H6-3 Patience - Signed Print|
H6-3 Patience is a giclée print from Damien Hirst’s 2015 The Aspects series that shows an array of butterfly wings arranged in an intricate kaleidoscopic pattern. Depicted in varying shades of blue, this print is perfectly symmetrical formed through a diagonal cross section. The print exudes a kinetic energy that is exciting and mesmerising to look at.
The Aspects series is indicative of Hirst’s obsession with butterflies and every print uses hundreds of butterfly wings to form its beautiful pattern. For Hirst, the butterfly is a ‘universal trigger’ that many people share in finding attractive and joyous. 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 in H6-3 Patience.
Reminiscent of stained glass windows in Gothic architecture and the circular patterns of mandalas, H6-3 Patience is representative of Hirst’s broad range of artistic inspiration. The use of the butterfly differs from earlier iterations of the motif in installations such as In and Out of Love from 1991. Using only the butterfly wings, Hirst removes the idealised image of the butterfly from the real insect, notably arranging the wings into an aesthetic composition.