The Souls


Damien Hirst – The Souls

The subject of the butterfly is synonymous with Damien Hirst and ‘Souls’ envelops several of the artist’s well-known concerns: life and death, brutality and beauty, and, indeed, the beauty of dead butterflies.

Hirst has been questioned on whether he is a ‘butterfly obsessive’, responding: “I’ve always liked that kind of natural history. I’m interested, first of all, in the fact they all look alive when they’re dead. They represent the soul.

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