• Sep 7th 2010 at 7:58AM
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This is a spare tire cover painted by British contemporary artist Damien Hurst. It currently retails for £900. That's $1,390 based on current exchange rates.
You read correctly – a tire cover that costs over one thousand dollars.

Hirst's work is praised around the world, and this isn't his first dive into the automotive realm. Earlier this year, a Hirst-painted Audi A1 sold for over $527,000 at an auction held by Elton John. This tire cover is obviously art on a smaller scale, featuring Hirst's spin painting design. The cover itself is made of a high-quality stainless steel band covering the tire tread with a high-impact plastic central dish displaying the artist's work.

Need a fashionable way to spruce up the tire cover on your Jeep Wrangler? Have an extra $1,400 burning a hole in your wallet? Hirst's art-gone-four-by-four can be purchased now from Other Criteria.

[Source: Other Criteria via Highsnobiety.com]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Damien Hurst is a very famous artist and $1,300 is pretty cheap for an original painting by someone like him. On a tire cover.... pretty weak. The piece is pretty weak but he sells signed photos of his art for $900 so IDK.... maybe a good deal ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      A real work o'fart!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jackson Pollock already did this 50 years ago....while plastered drunk. Sorry "Artist", try again.
      • 4 Years Ago

      For someone who says they do not like the beautiful ,fine piece...You sure are getting bothered and protective about the so-called art work !!!

      Art work is mostly pure garbage,people get government grants (every counrty worldwide) to smoke crack,get drunk and make some whacked out art work that a blind monkey can do ! Just to ensure stuck up people will go to art museums and after sniffing the fumes from the so-called art work ,then they get high and pay an enormous price for what is otherwise complete garbage !!

      Furthermore,I do take offense to your dislike of 4X4's..They serve a purpose ,unlike art !
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it also come in a T-shirt? Oh, wait, that's been done -- in the 1960's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like someone ate 10 kinds of paint then puked it over a spare tire cover.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who knew.
      Who knew spilling a can of paint could be profitable.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seriously? I can make my own. Hell, I can just give some paint to a few toddlers, and let them do this for free [not including the cost of paint, plastic, and steel etc.] but 1,000 dollars? I'm curios as to which "genius" would buy this. *Sigh* some things I'll never know...
      • 4 Years Ago
      If that is desirable art, then I'm breaking out the old Spirograph, since child-level art must be the rage now..
        • 4 Years Ago
        My Spin Art was confiscated b/c I was not using paint for the art medium.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't you mean "Spin-Art!"?

      • 4 Years Ago
      Years ago I remember seeing this girl on the Howard Stern TV Show who shot paint out of her butt.
      Kinda looked like this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      slow morning I see
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