Banksy - Punking Paris Hilton

Take from the BBC website

Hundreds of Paris Hilton albums have been tampered with in the latest stunt by "guerrilla artist" Banksy.
Banksy has replaced Hilton's CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?

He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show the US socialite topless and with a dog's head.

A spokeswoman for Banksy said he had doctored 500 copies of her debut album Paris in 48 record shops across the UK.

She told the BBC News website: "He switched the CDs in store, so he took the old ones out and put his version in."

It might be that there will be some people who agree with his views on the Paris Hilton album
HMV spokesman
But he left the original barcode so people could buy the CD without realising it had been interfered with.

Banksy is notorious for his secretive and subversive stunts such as sneaking doctored versions of classic paintings into major art galleries.

His spokeswoman said he had tampered with the CDs in branches of HMV and Virgin as well as independent record stores.

He visited cities including Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and London, she added.

A spokesman for HMV said the chain had recovered seven CDs from two Brighton shops but was unaware that other locations were affected.


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Most stencil graffiti is done quick and usually no more then 2 colors. This video was done by a someone named Boxi and is called "To Die For." It is made up of 11 different life size stencils. The cool thing about this is the piece is based to two lovers from Afghanistan that tried to elope. The girl was in her late teens and the guy was 21, she was a Sunni and he was a Shiite. They had plans to flee to Iran to get married. The thing is they never told there parents about it cause they knew their parents would oppose. When their parent found out they dispatched gunmen to pursue them. The two were caught then convicted of immoral acts and executed with ak-47s in front of a crowd. The image painted is not of the couple it's more of a tribute. The piece was done in Athen.

If you care to read more about the two lovers.

Info about the stencil taken from here


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To see more of edwards word you might recognize, click here.


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