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Hirst buys Paris 'porn' portrait

Paris, 2008 by Jonathan Yeo
Yeo is currently showing his work at the Lazarides Gallery in New York

British artist Damien Hirst has paid an undisclosed amount for a portrait of US socialite Paris Hilton made from images taken from pornographic magazines.

The collage - entitled Paris, 2008 - was the work of Jonathan Yeo, the son of former Conservative minister Tim.

Yeo's previous subjects - all painted in more conventional fashion - include Rupert Murdoch and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

A two-day auction of Hirst's art set a new record earlier this month for a sale dedicated to a single artist.

Yeo's use of adult magazines began in 2004 after the White House cancelled a commission to paint President George Bush.

The 38-year-old's painting of Tony Blair, the first official portrait of the former Prime Minister, was unveiled in January.


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