Ed Sheeran ÷ Damien Hirst

 

Nearly three years since the release of his last album the wait is almost over with Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) ready to drop on Friday 3rd of March; with the launch of his latest acoustic offerings imminent, Sheeran revealed that he’d created the album artwork in the studio of contemporary artist Damien Hirst.

 

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"He just left me in there with a load of paint and I just threw it on this spin machine and created my album cover," he explained.

 

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In contrast to the singular symbol album title ÷ Hirst’s spin paintings are usually characterised by the their elongated titles which begin with Beautiful and end in Painting, much like the Berlin-made ‘Beautiful, pop, spinning ice creamy, whirling expanding painting’.

 

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In the run up to the albums release it has also been announced that Hirst has designed the Shape Of You Singer’s latest tattoo; ''Damien has drawn my next tattoo so I'm going to get that done," Ed told The Sun on Sunday "It's a skull, it's very cool".

 

We can’t wait to see the artwork...watch this space! 

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