Neither Ai Weiwei’s symbolically crushed bike nor Damien Hirst’s festive disaster on wheels appears fit to ride, but both are for sale. Come to think of it, maybe it would be fun to straddle that neon-splattered Hirstcycle around town. Maybe Hirst should give up art and take on painting modes of transportation full time?
The customized Hollander bikes will be up for auction on March 29th: The Institute of Contemporary Arts is throwing itself a gala auction in London with made.com and their donated bikes, Piggy Bags and Arche Lamps, customized by a slew of famous artists. Preview exhibition is at ICA London, Mar 23 – Mar 27.