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Riot of cherry blossom reveals new Damien Hirst post-lockdown

BBC News

July 5, 2021

In the eyes of the artist, they’re as shocking as a dead animal or a diamond-studded skull – and they say as much about life and death.

Dozens of oil paintings of cherry blossom by Damien Hirst are going on public view for the first time this week, in Paris.

The new exhibition, at the Fondation Cartier, delayed twice because of Covid restrictions, brings together around a third of the 100 canvases painted by Hirst, including during long periods working alone during lockdown, without his team of assistants.

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