Damien Hirst on Francis Bacon

When Damien was a kid, he says: 'All my paintings were like bad Bacons'

We invited Damien Hirst to Tate Britain to see the Francis Bacon retrospective of 2008.

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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