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‘British Design 1948 – 2012: Innovation in the Modern Age’ at the V&A until August 12th

27 March 2012

Celebrating the best of post-war art and design, the show includes a selection of pieces from Hirst’s restaurant, Pharmacy.

‘The Sleep of Reason’ (1997-1998). Courtesy of Sotheby’s Picture Library © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

‘British Design 1948 - 2012’ brings together over 350 important and iconic objects, tracing the major changes to design that have occurred since the 1948 ‘austerity games’. The exhibition takes as its organisational criterion the response of British designers and artists to the economic and socio-political changes of the last sixty years.

Amongst the objects on display, are works of art and furniture taken from Hirst’s 1998 restaurant venture ‘Pharmacy’. Included is the vast, fibreglass sculpture which provided the restaurant’s centrepiece, ‘Molecular Structure.’

For more information, and tickets please visit: www.vam.ac.uk.