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    Damien Hirst's favourite art - in pictures As part of his week-long digital takeover, Damien Hirst talks through some of the artworks that have influenced his career – from a William Blake work that reminds him of David Lynch to an unforgettable Francis Bacon from the guardian online.

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    William Blake's extraordinary painting The Ghost Of A Flea, painted: c. 1819-20. Tempera heightened with gold on mahogany. In the collection of the Tate Gallery, England. (John Varley – an artist, astrologer and close friend of Blake – reported in his 'Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy' [1882] that Blake was once visited by the ghost of a flea.) Information from the BBC/Tate.

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