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Portraits of Frank by Damien Hirst


"Breakfast at The Wolseley gave Damien and I the perfect opportunity to discuss the business of the day. Always on time, Damien would first hold out his hand for a pen or pencil and would then begin sketching on the back of his placemat." Frank Dunphy

A Portrait of Frank: The Wolseley Drawings has been published to coincide with Frank s retirement after almost fifteen years with the artist. Seen here for the first time, Hirst's portraits were sketched over the pair s regular breakfast meetings at The Wolseley restaurant, between 2004 and 2010. They provide a touching illustration of Frank and Damien's relationship over the course of some of the most extraordinary years of the artist's career.