London - It's more than a year since they spotted each other. Now Damien Hirst has transformed his girlfriend Sophie Cannell into a work of art.
Britain’s richest artist, famed for his pickled shark, is pictured daubing the naked 26-year-old former ballerina with multi-coloured polka dots in a portrait by fashion photographer Mario Testino.
Testino, one of Princess Diana’s favourite snappers, posted the image online with the caption: "Collaborating with my friend Damien Hirst in turning his girlfriend into artwork".
Hirst, 54, and Cannell - who is only two years older than the eldest of his three sons - have been dating since May 2018 after meeting at Chiltern Firehouse.