Get Beauty__ Damien Hirst Collaborates with Lalique
Looking to redecorate? Damien Hirst, controversial English artist and entrepreneur has just partnered with French crystal and glass manufacturer Lalique to introduce his “Eternal” collection.
The collection has three series, Love, Hope and Beauty, and features a crystal butterfly available in 12 different colors. The collection is super exclusive, though. There are only 50 pieces of each color available, and they’re signed and numbered. Prices range from approximately $18,400 to $30,800 per piece and are available now via Other Criteria. Hirst comments on the project:
“I’ve always loved crystal and it’s both beautiful and difficult to work with, so I’m really excited about the project. It’s amazing being able to use all the expert craftsmanship and incredible history of Lalique for something new, and the results are beyond all my expectations. I love that the panels have an almost religious feel, they make you think of stained glass windows which I’ve always adored, it’s the way they manage to capture colour and light so completely and then throw it back out at you… I see butterflies as souls and part of a wider visual language. I’ve always described them as universal triggers; everyone loves them because of their incredible abstract fragility and beauty. I’ve always loved that they look identical in life and in death, but when the light shines through these panels, it feels like they’re brought back to life in some way.”