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Raibow Heart, Large

2020

Signed Dated Titled

From the series Butterfly Heart

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Size

72.7 x 70 cm
28.62 x 28 in

Reference

d34bfd4f

Year

2020

Medium

Sculpture

Laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite panel.

From a limited edition of 1698

Hand-signed and numbered by the artist, verso.

Excellent, 'as new' / unused condition. Sold in original protective shipping casing / box, as issued by the publisher.

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Created in 2020 as a limited edition, the 'Butterfly Heart' edition consists of digitally made photographed real butterfly wings placed onto a heart-shaped aluminum panel. This edition includes Hirst´s best-known motifs; the butterflies, and the rainbow color alignment on the heart-shaped print.

Shortly after graduating from Goldsmiths, in 1989, Hirst began working on a series of paintings after seeing flies get stuck on primed canvases in his Brixton studio. Taking this idea, but wanting to create something beautiful, Hirst started fixing the bodies of dead butterflies to monochrome gloss-painted canvases. The appeal of butterflies is created largely by the appearance of life they retain in death.

Hirst has said, “I think rather than be personal you have to find universal triggers: everyone’s frightened of glass, everyone’s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies.”

The Butterfly works go hand-in-hand with the heart-shaped canvases. Soon after Hirst began working on his now-iconic series of butterfly paintings he shaped the canvas into a heart - the international symbol for love.

1965 Bristol, United Kingdom

Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol and grew up in Leeds. In 1984 he moved to London, where he worked in construction before studying for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths college. During his second year he conceived and curated a group exhibition entitled ‘Freeze.’ The show is commonly acknowledged to have been the launching point not only for Hirst, but for a generation of British artists. Since the late 1980s, Hirst has used a varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death, explaining: “Art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else... there isn’t anything else.” Through his work, he investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and dissects the uncertainties at the heart of human experience.


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Baldwin Projects is a London based art gallery specialising in Post-War and Contemporary prints, editions and works on paper. We specialise in works by leading British and American artists who rose to prominence during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and a selection of Contemporary artists from the 21st century. We are located in London (UK) and maintain a...

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