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Damien Hirst

In pictures: first look at Damien Hirst's new blossom paintings

"I remember my mum painting cherry blossoms in the garden, when I was five or six—I think I ate some paint."

The Art Newspaper gets an exclusive tour of Damien Hirst's Hammersmith studio, where he unveiled his "celebratory" new series of paintings in progress.

· Read the interview here and watch a video of the artist at work.

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Hirst with The Art Newspaper's editor Alison Cole