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The Perfect Gift for Anyone Who Thought Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings Were Garbage

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Those ubiquitous colored dots — the previous incarnations of which include mugs, pins, Olaf Breuning photographs, Cynthia Rowley dresses, and a global takeover of every Gagosian Gallery in existence, are back.

To celebrate the opening of Oslo contemporary art institution Astrup Fearnley Museum’s new Renzo Piano-designed home, Damien Hirst teamed up with luxury trashcan manufacturer (you read that right) Vipp to create an exclusive item (what he likely calls a “rubbish bin” in his native England) for the museum’s gift shop. Produced in limited edition, they each come with a $595 price tag, which shows you can sell any kind of trash as treasure.

— Janelle Zara

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