Other Criteria are pleased to unveil ‘Canon‘, Damien Hirst's new butterfly print.
Having been depicted in art, embedded in resin and characterised in literature for many centuries, the butterfly has wide significance as a symbol of love, regeneration, fortune, freedom, spirituality and death. The butterfly has fascinated Damien Hirst since his early days as an artist and is arguably one of the most popular and frequently used motifs in his work.
“You have to find universal triggers. Everyone’s frightened of glass, everyone’s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies” Damien Hirst