A post shared by Damien Hirst (@damienhirst) on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:08am PDT. Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012, “I’ve got an obsession with death … But I think it’s like a celebration of life rather than something morbid.”[1]. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Theatre during the pandemic- what’s working and what’s not? Transforming a giant 4k screen into a digital canvas, CIRCA will commission a different artist every month to create a new work that offers […]. ‘I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds’ (2003 - 2006). The works are reminiscent of, and even sometimes directly copy stained glass windows (‘South Rose Window, Lincoln Cathedral’ (2007)). Butterfly Rainbow can be downloaded from Hirst’s website for people to hang in their windows. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Contact Robin Rile Fine Art to see a list of available works British contemporary artist Damien Hirst is no stranger to controversy and attention-grabbing headlines having both covered a human skull in real diamonds and submerged a great white shark in formaldehyde, dubbing it “art”. Hirst’s combo, simply called Butterfly Rainbow, brings together two major symbols of hope that doubles as an effort to raise money for the NHS. Since then, Hirst has created a number of works that include butterfly wings. The ‘Kaleidoscope’ paintings reference the spiritual symbolism of the butterfly, used by the Greeks to depict Psyche, the soul, and in Christian imagery to signify the resurrection. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Hirst’s combo, simply called Butterfly Rainbow , brings together two major symbols of hope that doubles as an effort to raise money for the NHS. I’m in awe of the charity-workers and community groups across the country who are risking their lives and health to deliver food to the most vulnerable in this time of crisis. Much like most events this year, the main London Frieze fairs did not take place in-real-life and instead, they awkwardly positioned themselves online. The first ‘Kaleidoscope’ painting, ‘It’s a Wonderful World’, was created in 2001. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. “I wanted to do something to pay tribute to the wonderful work NHS staff are doing in hospitals around the country,” wrote Hirst in his original Instagram post showing a full rainbow. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies.