By: Lisa McBain and Chris PrenticeThe world’s most expensive butterfly painting can be yours.
A new painting of a butterfly with a heart-shaped red and white background is up for sale on eBay for $2,874.25.
The painting was created by artist Rene Balsal at the Palais de Versailles in Paris.
Balsal, who also created the work of artist Damien Hirst, said he wanted to create a painting with a theme that captured the imagination of the public.
“I like to make art to capture the imagination, I want to inspire people to go out and experience things that are different,” he told the BBC.
“To capture people’s imagination I like to paint something beautiful and colorful.”
The Butterfly painting is made up of more than 2,000 butterflys that have been arranged in a three-dimensional grid.
The grid was created using three different layers of paint.
“When I was starting the project I was trying to do something very simple,” said Balsabals.
“I was just trying to create something to get people excited and happy and that was all I was doing.”
The artwork features three different colors of paint that are used to paint each of the butterflies.
Balsavals said the painting has been on the market for nearly a year.
The paintings are currently up for auction on eBay with an asking price of $2.8 million.
The butterfly painting was made from paint samples taken from a different butterfly, but there’s no suggestion it was the same species.
The painting was not designed by the artist and was created from the same painting.
The Butterfly painting was done at the request of the French President.