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Lessons In Love Damien Hirst

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Released as a set of four polymer-gravure etchings, each in editions of 55, the Lessons In Love series was produced by Damien Hirst in 2018. Depicted with bright, block coloured backdrops, each print in this series shows five hyperrealist butterflies scattered across the composition. Much like many of Hirst’s works, the series is formulaic in its repetition of subject matter and variations of composition.

Hirst’s intuitive colour choice is based on aesthetic and non-rational demands that have remained in his practice since his art training at Goldsmiths from 1986 to 1989. Since the late 1980s, Hirst has worked across a variety of mediums including installation, sculpture, painting and drawing, to investigate the relationship between art, life and death. Hirst has explained: “Art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else…there isn’t anything else.” Hirst’s use of the naturalistic butterfly motif alongside an intuitive choice of colour is representative of his desire to dissolve the boundaries between art, science and popular culture.

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