Damien Hirst butterfly artwork fetches £2m at auction





A Damien Hirst artwork created entirely from thousands of butterfly wings has been auctioned in London for £2.2m.

I am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds - previously owned by the city's Gagosian Gallery - had been expected to fetch between £2.5m and £3.5m.

The title of the work - Hirst's largest using butterfly wings - echoes words scientist J Robert Oppenheimer said after the first atomic bomb exploded.

Christie's sale of post-war and contemporary art continues on Friday.

A two-day auction of art by Damien Hirst set a new record for a sale dedicated to one artist in 2008....


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