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Bona fide art to have and to hold on to.

GIFT-WRAPPING: E. V. Day's ''Mummified Barbie'' series is a wry commentary on society's obsession with preserving female beauty. This one is $3,000 at Deitch Projects, 76 Grand Street.

WATCH THE BIRDIE: This limited-edition plywood birdhouse by the New York artist Bill Samios is $400. Go to BLING IN THE NEW YEAR: Karl Fritsch's unique silver-and-glass ring (about $5,200) is part of ''The Crown Jewels,'' an artists' jewelry exhibition opening on Dec. 12 at Salon 94 Freemans, 1 Freeman Alley.

SHOCKING STUFFER: Give the Richard Prince fan on your list one of the Louis Vuitton bags on which the artist collaborated with Marc Jacobs for the spring show. This one is about $2,850. Call (866) 884-8866 for stores.

ART CLASS: This one-of-a-kind fake-fur-and-fabric smock by Tiprin Follet is from the artist Andrea Zittel's recent Smockshop at Susan Inglett Gallery, 522 West 24th Street. Smocks start at $340.