Damien Hirst Butterfly Rainbow

ArtCare were pleased to be selected as a recipient for a limited edition Damien Hirst Butterfly Rainbow to exhibit at our hospital. In May 2020, Damien Hirst created Butterfly Rainbow to show support for the NHS in the Coronavirus crisis. The work is made up of bands of coloured butterfly wings, one of the artist’s best‐known motifs. A limited edition of the work was produced with all profits donated to NHS  Charities Together, raising a total of £1,508,172, the organisation that represents and supports the official NHS charities working across the UK.

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 have released these prints to help fund the brilliant work being done by NHS staff across the country.”

ArtCare have installed the artwork at children’s Sarum Ward nurse base. It is mounted as part of a display where patients and families can also leave staff messages, drawings and artwork.