The Empresses is a series of five glorious prints depicting carefully composed images of butterflies by Damien Hirst and published by HENI Editions. The prints are available to purchase on HENI from 28th January 2022 until 5pm UTC on Friday 4th February 2022.
The striking Empresses prints are constructed of beautiful images of red butterfly wings, which are intricately arranged with a filigree of red glitter to produce visually intoxicating kaleidoscope-like effects. The prints are named after five exceptionally influential female rulers: Nūr Jahān, Suiko, Wu Zetian, Theodora and Taytu Betul. Their character and stories are enhanced by the dominant red tone of the series, which deals with themes such as life, war, power, anger, love, joy and luck.
HENI is offering the ability to immediately purchase physical prints, or through the use of what HENI calls a “HENI Editions NFT Deed”, to delay receipt of the print for 3 years. You can pass on your entitlement to the print through trading the NFT thus giving a maximum of flexibility to collectors. We are happy to be at the forefront of providing innovative ways to collect, enjoy and trade art.
The HENI Editions NFT Deed is a new category of NFTs offered by HENI, which are different to NFT drops by artists, such as The Currency. These are utility NFTs provided by HENI which serve the specific purpose of delaying receipt of the physical and enabling ease of trading. There are no additional utilities or perks associated with this type of NFT.