New Damien Hirst book ‘The Souls’ launched

An exquisite hardback catalogue of Hirst’s foil block butterfly print series has been co-published by Other Criteria/Paul Stolper Gallery.

Photograph © Other Criteria/Damien Hirst/Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

29 March 2012

The catalogue relates to Hirst’s 2010 installation of foil block prints at Paul Stolper Gallery, ‘The Souls’. The print series, detailed upscaled depictions of butterflies produced in 80 colourways, sees Hirst return to the employment of one of his most important and recognisable motifs. Featured in some of the artist’s most enduring series: the butterfly monochrome paintings; ‘Kaleidoscope’ paintings; and in seminal installations such as ‘In and Out of Love’ (1991), Hirst explains his use of butterflies is a means of locating  “universal triggers: everyone’s frightened of glass, everyone’s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies.”[1]

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[1] Damien Hirst cited in Damien Hirst, ‘I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now’ (Booth-Clibborn Editions; Reduced edition, 2005), 132