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May 13, 2011 | By

Damien Hirst Pharmacy Ashtrays

In 1997, Damien Hirst helped open a restaurant in Knotting Hill called, Pharmacy. After a couple renames due to disputes with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (the use of the name 'pharmacy' is limited), the restaurant quietly closed down in 2003. Hirst's work, which was on display by loan, was auctioned off in 2004 not so quietly for a reported £11 million. But not the ashtrays. 7 years later, Hirst has manufactured the colorful Pharmacy ashtrays on a larger scale and is selling them at Other Criteria, the store he founded. You can now butt out on a Hirst, but Other Criteria doesn't suggest it.

Check out the Damien Hirst ashtrays below.

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