16 November 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 125,000
Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000
Damien Hirst (b. 1965)
The Kiss of Death
signed 'Damien Hirst' (on the reverse)
butterflies and household gloss on canvas
12 x 12 in. (30.4 x 30.4.)
Executed in 2005.
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"You get the beauty of the butterfly, but it is actually something horrible. It is like a butterfly has flown around and died horribly in the paint. The death of an insect that still has this really optimistic beauty of a wonderful thing. I remember thinking about that. They don’t rot like humans.” – Damien Hirst
White Cube, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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