Damien Hirst - Taytu Betul


Damien Hirst - Taytu Betul


Introducing 'Taytu Betul' a captivating original print from the acclaimed artist Damien Hirst's prestigious series, 'The Empresses.' Created in 2022, this remarkable artwork is part of a collection of five glorious prints that artfully combine meticulously composed butterfly images, brought to life with exceptional precision.

Published by HENI Editions, this print showcases the seamless fusion of artistic vision and technical expertise. Crafted with care, the laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite ensures remarkable colour accuracy and durability. Each butterfly is rendered with breath-taking detail, allowing the viewer to appreciate the intricate beauty of the composition.

A testament to its authenticity, this original print bears Damien Hirst's signature verso, reaffirming its genuine origin and value. Limited to an exclusive edition of 2,814, 'Taytu Betul' represents a rare opportunity to own a coveted artwork from this esteemed series.

Embrace the captivating beauty of 'Taytu Betul' and invite a touch of artistic brilliance into your collection. Whether displayed in a gallery or cherished in the comfort of your own space, this exceptional print is sure to ignite imagination and inspire wonder in all who encounter it.

2022 from the ‘Empresses’ Series (H10-5)
Laminated Giclée Print on Aluminium Composite
Screen Printed with Glitter
Signed Verso by Damien Hirst
Edition of 2,814
100cm x 100cm


‘The Empresses’ by Damien Hirst, a series of five glorious prints depicting carefully composed images of butterflies, published by HENI Editions.

The striking Empresses prints are constructed of beautiful images of red butterfly wings, which are intricately arranged with a filigree of red glitter to produce visually intoxicating kaleidoscope-like effects. The prints are named after five exceptionally influential female rulers: Wu Zetian, Nūr Jahān, Theodora, Suiko and Taytu Betul. Their characters and stories are enhanced by the dominant red tone of the series, which deals with themes such as life, war, power, anger, love, joy and luck.

Hirst introduced butterflies to his work over 20 years ago, at his first solo show In and Out of Love in 1991. The exhibition at the Woodstock Street Gallery in London was spread over two floors; upstairs, behind shelves with pots of flowers, Hirst
had installed white canvases with pupae attached to them from which, during the show, live butterflies emerged.

Downstairs included a display of colourful canvases scattered randomly with butterflies. Butterflies have since become one of the key features of Hirst’s repertoire; aesthetically seductive, they epitomize the artist’s ongoing concern with key
themes of human existence such as beauty and death, science and religion.


100cm x 100cm