Leading British artist Damien Hirst @damienhirst has created four new limited edition rainbow works with HENI Editions to show support for NHS Charities Together and The Felix Project in the current Coronavirus crisis. The works, called Butterfly Rainbow and Butterfly Heart are digitally made up of bands of photographed coloured butterfly wings, one of the artist’s best-known motifs. 100% of profits will be donated to the charities. The number of editions produced will be limited by demand during the 7 days commencing 11am (BST) 18th May 2020 and ending at midnight (BST) Monday 25th May 2020. The number of editions ordered in that time period will determine the final size of the edition. Each edition will then have its own unique number and be digitally signed by the artist on a label behind the work.
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Two beautiful editions, each in two sizes, to support NHS Charities Together and The Felix Project.
Talking about NHS Charities Together, Damien Hirst said “I wanted to do something to support the many people who are risking their lives to help those in need during this time of crisis. The rainbow is a sign of hope and I’m so pleased to release these prints to help fund the brilliant work being done by NHS staff across the country”.
Talking about The Felix Project, Damien Hirst said “I am in awe of 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. I want to pay tribute to them with this rainbow heart, a symbol of solidarity and hope, and support the Evening Standard and The Independent’s campaign to raise money for these vital organisations”.
Damien Hirst has released a set of 12 postcards featuring his new charity editions, Butterfly Rainbow and Butterfly Heart, superimposed onto British landmarks. Also available until midnight Monday 25th May, the images show artificial projections of the colourful artworks on the sides of well-known attractions, including Westminster Abbey, Edinburgh Castle, York Minster, Durham Cathedral, Stonehenge and Buckingham Palace.