In a funny and revealing appreciation of the conceptual art of Damien Hirst, comedian Harry Hill explores Hirst’s most iconic works of the last thirty years and what they have meant to him personally. Harry is such a fan he has painted a portrait of Hirst which was selected by the Royal Academy for its Summer Exhibition.
Part homage, part mixtape biopic of parallel lives, the programme traces Hirst’s career from proactive art student at Goldsmith’s to revolutionary art provocateur and eventually wealthy art grandee.
Harry describes his hero as a ‘rock star of art’ and probably the most important artist of recent times. But will he get to meet him?
From dancing sharks to a skateboarding fox, from existentially-challenged flies to outsize anatomical models, the programme is shot through with Harry Hill’s irreverent visual humour and distinctive personal view.
Production company: ClearStory
Director: Russell Barnes
EPs: Russell Barnes & Molly Milton
EP for Sky: Bill Hobbins