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Damien Hirst Creates Special Painting For David Beckham Baby

04-08-2012
 
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The Beckham's have become serious art collectors with works added monthly to their growing collection of A-Lister artists. The combined collection has an insurance valuation of over a million pounds and includes artists like: Sam Taylor-Wood, Tracey Emin and Andreas Gursky's photograph of a Prada shoe.

The latest addition to David and Victoria's gallery is a Damien Hirst pink heart for one-year-old daughter Harper, to hang in her bedroom. It is titled, 'Daddy's Girl'. Could this be more twee!
After raising three sons, David is still astonished that he now has a daughter too. He said: "I'm still amazed we have a little girl. I change her nappy and I'm still amazed that it's a girl. Amazing." Because they are so busy with the kids, the 37-year-old soccer star and his fashion designer wife always make time for regular date nights but he is adamant their "main priority" is always their children. He added in an interview with Esquire magazine: "As much as we work hard and we love to spend time with our kids, and that's our main priority, we make sure we go out for dinner once a week.

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London from 1986 to 1989 and is considered by many to be the leading figure of the group known as "Young British Artists". The YBAs are characterised by their entrepreneurial spirit, independence and their ability to manipulate the media.Hirst dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. His early career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, however over the last few years Hirst has distanced himself from this association. Hirst's work explores the uncertainty at the core of human experience; love, life, death, loyalty and betrayal. His work has been exhibited widely,in Britain, the USA, Australia, and Europe. Work is included in many public and private collections.


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