Miss Bugs x Damien Hirst - The Butterfly Effect Now Open!

Our long awaited collaborative exhibition presenting new works by duo Miss Bugs and the art world behemoth Damien Hirst is now open following last night’s private view.

The Butterfly Effect marks boy/girl duo Miss Bugs' first major showing of new work since their 2013 New York exhibition, with 4 new original resin pieces and a selection of intricate studies on paper. Also, there is a variety of Damien Hirst editions, all of which feature his most enduring motif of the butterfly.

Many of the new Miss Bugs pieces are quickly selling, follow this link to view works still available.

As visitors enter our New Compton Street Gallery they’re faced with three of Miss Bugs' new resin work. The duo have expertly and precisely suspended in resin different elements, from authentic surgical scalpels, to Lego figurines and pop art collaged imagery. Also hanging majestically is one of Hirst’s largest editions to date, the spectacular ‘Love Is All You Need’.

The butterflies depicted as captured on the plane of rich gloss paint – like luminous fly-paper – are among Hirst’s most famous motifs, emblematic as they are of the fleetingness of life, and the romance of death. The print finds the butterflies seemingly suspended in celebration, the vibrancy of their wings never diminishing, not even in death.

Travelling downstairs into the gallery’s basement visitors will find our Damien Hirst inspired lepidopterarium (butterfly house) with much more of the artist’s limited editions on display, including his hugely popular and enthralling ‘Souls’ series. 


Also hung is the basement is Miss Bugs' incredible homage to the late great titan of boxing Muhammad Ali, ‘The People’s Champ’. Created to commemorate the one year anniversary of Ali’s death, the resin work features hundred of butterfly wing shapes separated and ordered in a mandala-like precise pattern. 

The butterfly pattern, which is evident in much of the work on display calls to mind the exquisite stained glass of Europe’s great cathedrals, the wings of these creatures unite the celestial and the earthly to present us with the possibility of beauty in death.

If you missed out on the private view you have until 8th July to catch the show.

If you are interested in adding any work by Miss Bugs to your collection follow this link to view pieces currently available or this link for Damien Hirst. For any enquiries contact us directly on +44 (0) 20 7240 7909 or email info@rhodescontemporaryart.com

June 8, 2017