Damien Hirst’s spare tire cover will cost you $1,300
This just may very well be the most expensive spare tire cover in the world, and for what it’s worth, this particular tire cover was painted by no less than British contemporary artist, Damien Hirst.
If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because this isn’t Hurst’s first artistic foray in the automotive world. A few months ago, Hurst painted an Audi A1 that was sold at an auction hosted by Elton John for a jaw-dropping $525,000.
While this particular tire cover won’t cost anywhere near the half-million that the special edition A1 was sold at, it’s still comes with a sticker price of £900 ($1,390). Not exactly chump change when it comes to a car accessory, is it?
On the flip side, the tire cover is still a work of art done by one of the best contemporary artists in the world and if you just happen to be into the arts as much as you are into automobiles, then this piece of work just might be enough for you to purchase it without using it for the purpose of covering up your spare tire. Come to think of it, using it as art and not a tire cover might be a good idea considering the cost of the accessory. We could only imagine that if people found out you have a tire cover that costs over a thousand dollars, you’d be lucky if that tire cover lasts for more than a week before someone attempted to steal it.
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