Banksy vs Paris Hilton
Size: 12.0 cm x 14.0 cm x 1.0 cm
Materials: Acrylic and Printed Paper
Rare first issue of the ‘Paris’ CD-Rom by enigmatic street artist Banksy, who reinterpreted approximately 400 to 500 copies of Paris Hilton’s debut album before placing them in record stores across the United Kingdom in late August 2006.
Banksy switched the original Paris Hilton CD’s with his amended copies, placing them in the original sleeves with the barcode so that they could be purchased.
CD-ROM disc with remixed music by DJ Danger Mouse, with “Paris X” handwritten in felt tip by Banksy.
Authenticity marked with a code etched into the silver of the CD-Rom which reads:
R049 1712 5155
NB This code is only found on original copies that were created and signed by Banksy (without this code the item is deemed to be fake).
The CD-Rom and artwork are in excellent condition, and the CD-Rom has never been played (comes with clear acrylic case and booklet).
“Banksy vs Paris Hilton” was an artistic endeavour in which Banksy tampered with the musical release of Paris Hilton’s music album by replacing the music and images with his own. In the Banksy copy Heiress Paris Hilton is depicted with a bare chest, and replaced her head for that of a dog’s.
Each page carries an insubordinate comment such as “Every CD you buy puts me even further out of your league” and “Thou shalt not worship false icons”. The music is replaced with a Danger Mouse version. The musician of Gnarls Barkley fame cuts in Hilton’s well used catch phrase “..that’s hot..”.
The music was remixed by Banksy and Danger Mouse, and contains tracks with titles such as “Why Am I Famous?, “What Have I Done?”, and “What Am I For?”.
Banksy’s stunt featured in the national press and as a result, most of the works were removed and destroyed at the time.
For sale here is a copy of the extremely rare first edition, with the sticker on the outside of the jewel case and “Paris X” handwritten on the disc by Banksy.