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Damien Hirst buys Jonathan Yeo’s Paris Hilton porn portrait for undisclosed amount

September 29th, 2008

Paris Hilton Portrait made of Porn, by Jonathan Yeo
‘Paris, 2008′ by Jonathan Yeo, at The Outsiders show, via Gawker

Damien Hirst, who set a record in a groundbreaking primary market auction, has bought Jonathan Yeo’s ‘Paris, 2008′ piece for an undisclosed amount. ‘Paris, 2008,’ which is on display at the UK Lazarides Gallery’s Outsiders show covered by AO here and currently housed at 282 Bowery.  Though the show was not without other spectacle, this particular collage piece has made the news because it is made entirely of clippings from porn magazines, much like Yeo’s other famous portrait of George W. Bush.

Hirst snaps up Paris Hilton picture [The Press Association]
Hirst buys Paris ‘porn’ portrait
[BBC]
AO On Site: The Outsiders
[ArtObserved]
Damien Hirst’s primary-market Sotheby’s auction sets records alongside historic financial market collapse
[ArtObserved]

Some of the money Hirst has spent on the painting will eventually make its way back to the Hilton hotel heiress herself, as Yeo has made a tongue in-cheek pledge to give her some of the proceeds from the work since she claimed to never have received any compensation from the unauthorized sex tape of her released years ago.

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