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Damien Hirst Artwork Made of Thousands of Butterfly Wings Sells for 2 Million Pounds

Damien Hirst's 'The Explosion.'

Butterflies are free, or so it would seem as they become a form of artists' media. Lori Precious is an LA artist who creates mandalas out of butterfly wings and has recently focused on dead starlets, noting that they usually get more obituary press than people who may have made weightier contributions to society. Precious often re-creates stained glass windows and sets them into stainless steel, highlighting the contrast between strength and fragility.