ASX.TV: Damien Hirst – “Damien Hirst on Francis Bacon” (2008)

The ASX Team

April 20, 2008

When Damien Hirst was a kid, he says, ‘All my paintings were like bad Bacons’.

We invited Damien to Tate Britain to see the Francis Bacon retrospective. 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.’