Banksy does Paris

September 3, 2006

Grafitti artist Banksy has taken his culture-jamming practice to a whole new level, pranking UK record stores by planting doctored copies of Paris Hilton’s debut album on shelves across the country:

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.” (BBC)

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