Damien Hirst installation/ accidentally thrown away 
 (In 2001, a cleaner accidentally threw out some of Damien Hirst’s work while it was on view at London’s Eyestorm gallery. Hirst’s installation included a pile of beer bottles, coffee cups and overflowing ashtrays, which overnight cleaner Emmanuel Asare mistook as garbage from the previous night’s opening. As Asare later told a newspaper: “As soon as I clapped eyes on it I sighed because there was so much mess. I didn’t think for a second that it was a work of art - it didn’t look much like art to me. So I cleared it all into bin-bags and dumped it.” 
 The gallery was able to put the installation back together, referencing documentation of how installation had originally looked. They also installed a sign by the work, reading “Keep Off.”)

Damien Hirst installation/ accidentally thrown away

(In 2001, a cleaner accidentally threw out some of Damien Hirst’s work while it was on view at London’s Eyestorm gallery. Hirst’s installation included a pile of beer bottles, coffee cups and overflowing ashtrays, which overnight cleaner Emmanuel Asare mistook as garbage from the previous night’s opening. As Asare later told a newspaper: “As soon as I clapped eyes on it I sighed because there was so much mess. I didn’t think for a second that it was a work of art - it didn’t look much like art to me. So I cleared it all into bin-bags and dumped it.”

The gallery was able to put the installation back together, referencing documentation of how installation had originally looked. They also installed a sign by the work, reading “Keep Off.”)

Christopher Schreck