Damien Hirst - Theodora


Damien Hirst - Theodora


Introducing 'Theodora' an exquisite original print from the revered artist Damien Hirst's celebrated series, 'The Empresses.' Created in 2022, this remarkable artwork is part of a collection of five glorious prints that skilfully combine carefully composed butterfly images, resulting in a stunning visual tapestry.

Published by HENI Editions, this print exemplifies the perfect marriage of artistic vision and technical finesse. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite ensures exceptional colour accuracy and longevity. Each butterfly is rendered with extraordinary precision, inviting viewers to delve into the intricate beauty of the composition.

To authenticate its origin, this original print proudly bears Damien Hirst's signature verso, serving as a testament to its genuine nature and enduring value. Limited to an exclusive edition of 3,310, 'Theodora' represents a rare opportunity to own a treasured artwork from this esteemed series.

Indulge in the captivating allure of 'Theodora' and bring a touch of artistic brilliance to your collection. Whether showcased in a gallery or cherished within the walls of your own space, this exceptional print is sure to ignite imagination and inspire awe in all who have the privilege of encountering it.

2022 from the ‘Empresses’ Series (H10-3)
Laminated Giclée Print on Aluminium Composite
Screen Printed with Glitter
Signed Verso by Damien Hirst
Edition of 3,310
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