press release

Palm Beach resident Carlo Bilotti recently commissioned these monumental canvases from Damien Hirst, the world-renowned British artist. They will be exhibited at the Norton for just seven weeks prior to their permanent installation in Rome.

These awesome evocations of the Four Evangelists set the artifacts of writing — pens, phrases, manuscripts — within the cosmic context of infinite space and colorful nebulae. Butterflies symbolize the universal evangelism of those who wrote the Gospels and carried their message to all mankind: "Behold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."

This exhibition has been organized by the Norton Museum of Art. It is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Local media support provided by The Miami Herald


Damien Hirst. The Bilotti Paintings: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John