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Watch Damien Hirst talking about Francis Bacon

Here is the first video of a new occasional series of found video gems of the world wide web which we are calling FAD TV up first Damien Hirst talking about Francis Bacon form 2008 on the occassion of Francis Bacon’s retrospective at Tate Britain.

He tells us why he loves the Crucifixion and Head series’: detail that vanishes the closer you get, paint like blood and guts. ‘That’s probably why I love Bacon paintings. When I first saw them they reminded me of places I’d seen in nightmares.’

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