Brilliant Love, 1994 - 1995

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Data

Brilliant Love
1994 - 1995
2134 x 2134 mm | 84 x 84 in
Butterflies and household gloss on canvas
Image: Photographed by Stephen White © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition - 1995
Max Gandolph-Bibliothek, Universitat Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Context

‘Brilliant Love’ is one of a series of twelve butterfly monochrome paintings that Hirst created on the occasion of winning the second Eliette von Karajan Prize for young artists in 1995. The prize, which Hirst won on the recommendation of Georg Baselitz, led to his presentation of a solo exhibition in the Max Gandolph-Bibliothek, Universitat Salzburg in Austria. Alongside the twelve different coloured canvases, Hirst also included a new vitrine work ‘Looking Forward to a Complete Suppression of Pain’ (1994).