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Damien Hirst Released Miniaturized Versions of His 'Myth' & 'Legend' Sculptures

Handcrafted by the renowned Nymphenburg Porcelain Makers in Munich.

After making their debut back in 2013, Damien Hirst’s Myth and Legend sculptures — depicting half-disected takes on a unicorn and winged horse, respectively — are making a triumphant return here in 2016 as the subject of a brand new limited-edition release from Hirst’s own Other Criteria. Handcrafted by the renowned Nymphenburg Porcelain Makers in Munich, the miniaturized porcelain takes on the original bronze statues stand 16”- and 23”-tall and come signed and numbered as Hirst explores “the areas of intersection between science, religion and belief.” Said the artist himself of the pieces:

In a way, science brings religion down to earth and to cut open mythical creatures and expose them as no different to mortal horses is somehow still magical. It’s kind of like exploding a myth to make it real. I like the way that even by showing these creatures’ insides they still feel majestic and hopeful, so they seem more real and not just creatures from fantasy. Maybe they can even help us in the real world.

Limited to just 20 pieces, the sculptures are available from Other Criteria as a set for £67,000 GBP (approximately $82,469 USD).

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