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Damien Hirst: H6-9 Water - Signed Print

H6-9 Water
Signed Print

Damien Hirst


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Giclée print, 2020
Signed Print Edition of 60
H 100cm x W 100cm

Critical Review

Water is one of four prints that compose The Elements series. This series is inspired by the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. For thousands of years, it was believed that these four elements made up and influenced all matter in the universe. Hirst has long been interested in the representation of the elements, as evidenced in his 1992 artwork, Pharmacy in which he produced four glass bottles, filled with coloured liquids to represent each of the elements.

In Water, Hirst returns to one of his most well-known motifs, the butterfly. Like Hirst’s Kaleidoscope series and the Mandala paintings, butterflies play a central role in the creative process of the print. When looked at from a distance, it seems as if the print is simply composed of geometric shapes. Taking a closer look at the composition, however, reveals the butterflies that make up the intricate patterns.

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