Banksy, the art establishment’s favourite anti-establishment artist, has unveiled a new webstore offering punters custom-made headstones, spray paint cans, and the stab-proof vest Stormzy donned at Glastonbury.
Gross Domestic Product promises fans access to the anonymous British vandal’s work, starting from as little as ten quid.
The fella is also offering up tees bearing his most famous artworks, complete with a swipe at the many, many, many knock-off artists who make bank on the dude’s designs.
Then there’s a number of welcome mats. The store states they use stitching sourced from fake life vests, like the kind offered to asylum seekers by particularly amoral people smugglers.
Gross Domestic Product says proceeds from those purchases will head along to Love Welcomes, an organisation which enables refugee women to earn an income through weaving and selling homewares.
If items like the house brick tote feel a little Supreme-like to you, you’re not the only one. The store’s terms and conditions recognise this gear will likely fetch a pretty penny on the secondary market, and kindly asks buyers to hold on to their wares:
Our prices may rise from time to time, but that does not mean that the value of anything that you buy from us will increase. Please buy an item because you like it, not because you think it is a good investment.
Would-be customers are also asked to fill out a pre-purchase form including a response to the question “
Why does art matter?”, further enhancing the No Dickheads rule from a dude who just sold a painting of apes in the House of Commons for AU$18 million.
Then there’s the matter of linking to the page itself:
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of Banksy or GDP where none exists.
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