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Christie’s is auctioning off a collection of contemporary art that includes Dash Snow’s cheap leather sofa and other oddities. A gift from his friend, photographer Ryan McGinley, the old couch lived in Snow’s LES apartment where it was excavated in a fruitless search for a mythical bag of coke. Snow later planted a palm tree and various other drug den decorations in the hole he and McGinley dug and titled it “This Was Your Life.” The party mess was exhibited at the now closed Rivington Arms Gallery in 2005, sold to collector Charles Saatchi, and is estimated to be worth between $40,000 and $55,000. Also up for bid at the Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on October 17th in London is a tattooed pig by Wim Delvoye, a couple of trashy fucking rats, a $30k FAILE painting and Damien Hirst’s statue of a girl with a broken leg, featured after the jump.