The Soul on Jacob’s Ladder
- medium Screenprint in colors on Somerset Satin paper
- edition 71/155
- size 26.10w x 39.25h in
- created 2005
Signed and numbered in white crayon.
Other Criteria, London, pub.
Hirst’s butterfly prints are rendered here in fine detail, appearing from their black backgrounds like encased species in the enthusiast’s collection. Having been depicted in art, embedded in resin and characterized in literature for many centuries, the butterfly has wide significance as a symbol of love, regeneration, fortune, freedom, spirituality and death. Part of the heritage and visual identity of Hirst’s work since his early days, the present work is a fine example of one of his most popular motifs.
Paul Stolper Gallery, London
Acquired directly from the above by the previous owner