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Pharmacy Restaurant Ashtrays by Artist Damien Hirst Now Available.




Contemporary artist Damien Hirst tried his hand at the restaurant business in 1998 when he opened the art-filled Pharmacy Restaurant + Bar in London. Filled with pseudo-scientific pharmacy-themed items, Hirst curated every design element from metallic pill-printed wallpaper and pill-shaped ashtrays.


above: the gold and silver pill covered wallpaper by Hirst for the restaurant.

The gourmet restaurant featured fine dining and cocktails with names like "Cough Syrup" or "Voltarol Retarding Agent" served up by a waitstaff decked out in surgically inspired outfits designed by Prada.

The Pharmacy restaurant closed its doors in 2003. Sotheby's then auctioned off the contents after the restaurant closure, with bidding ranging from £1,920 for a pair of salt and pepper shakers to £1.2m for a giant mock medicine cabinet.


above: The Sotheby's Hirst Auction catalog.

However, these ashtrays weren't included in the Pharmacy auction at Sothebys on October 18th 2004, so now they are available for purchase from Other Criteria.

Pharmacy Ashtray 8630 by Damien Hirst, 2011:

Painted Aluminium
111 x 111 x 31 mm
Unlimited edition

Pharmacy Ashtray THREE HEADS by Damien Hirst, 2011:

Painted Aluminium
91 x 91 x 31 mm
Unlimited edition

Pharmacy Ashtray LILLI U53 by Damien Hirst, 2011:

Painted Aluminium
107 x 93 x 31 mm

Pharmacy Ashtray N by Damien Hirst, 2011:

Painted Aluminium
111 x 111 x 31 mm

Pharmacy Ashtray NICOTINE by Damien Hirst, 2011:

Clear glass
99 x 99 x 31 mm
Unlimited edition

Pharmacy Ashtray SALVOY 1023 by Damien Hirst, 2011:

Painted Aluminium
131 x 73 x 31
Unlimited edition

Pharmacy Ashtray WYATH 765 by Damien Hirst, 2011:

Painted Aluminium
99 x 99 x 31 mm
Unlimited edition

Please note that if used as an ashtray (or other than for display purposes) the gallery cannot guarantee that it will retain its original condition.

The painted aluminium ashtrays shown are priced at £450. The Glass Nicotine ashtray is £300.

Contact Other Criteria for ordering info.

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