Damien Hirst hopes cherry blossom art show can help people 'feel good'


Damien Hirst has long been known for his shocking artwork but there's a more traditional feel to his latest exhibition in Paris. It's paint on canvas, depicting pink cherry blossoms.

He said the cherry tree in his garden inspired him, which he noted is like a clock measuring a year each time it blossoms.  

Hirst said, unlike some of his previous displays, he want people "to forget everything and fall into the paintings. That's the first thing and I want people to enjoy the show."

He added: "I want them to feel good. Hopefully I want to make you come back again. I want to make you feel that no matter what's going on in the world, you can find good things."

The exhibition, entitled 'Cherry Blossoms,' is at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.

Video editor: James Sandifer

Source(s): AFP

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