Damien Hirst, ‘Sceptic’, 2006, Lougher Contemporary

Damien Hirst has become one of the most famous living British artists. The most influential member of a school of artists originating from Goldsmiths, University of London in the 1980s, Hirst has become a household name. His work focuses on the fundamental elements of life, including death and love, which he expresses in controversial sculptures, installations, paintings, and prints.

In Sceptic, Hirst employs one of his signature motifs: butterflies. Butterflies’ connotation of resurrection brings Hirst’s elaborate butterfly works a special religious overtone. Many of them are arranged into complex patterns that resemble traditional stained glass church windows.

The print is in beautiful condition and is sold framed. Further images are available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery with any questions.

Signature: Signed and numbered, recto

Publisher: Other Criteria and Paul Stopler Gallery

About Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

British, b. 1965, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom