Damien Hirst - The Tranquility of Solitude (for George Dyer), 2006. The sculpture bears testimony to the formative influence of Bacon on Hirst, who describes the experience of reading Bacon’s interviews with David Sylvester as his “way into art” as a teenager.On acknowledging Bacon’s influence on his work, Hirst explains: “I think you have to move through whatever is in your path because it won’t go away.”
K♥ Snapshot: David Hockney King of Hearts. Anish Kapoor, David Hockney, and Damien Hirst were among the 52 artists commissioned to design playing cards that are now on view at London's A Gallery- could be done as an art history project.
From top left to right: Andy Warhol, Johan Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, Jacques-Louis David, Piet Mondrian, Frida Kahlo, René Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keeffe, Georges de La Tour, Roy Lichtenstein, Claude Monet, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jasper Johns, Damien Hirst, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet, Marcel Duchamp.