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An interactive look round the new Damien Hirst retrospective

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Yesterday the great and the good of the art world descended on Tate Modern for the press preview of Damien Hirst’s much-anticipated retrospective. The work on show spans more than two decades with many of his greatest hits from pickled sharks to pill bottles and the famous diamond-encrusted skull. Expect po-faced editorials and furious radio phone-ins on the subject, but in terms of dragging conceptualism into the mainstream Hirst’s legacy is hard to quibble with.

Kudos to Channel 4 for a couple of excellent programmes to coincide with the launch and for this interactive look-round what is sure to be one of the most talked-about shows of 2012. It’s only available for a week which is an interesting angle on the online-offline gallery debate. Have a look, and arm yourself for the inevitable debates it will cause.

The show runs until September.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.