Leave it to Banksy to take Paris Hilton‘s first album and turn it into a work of art so coveted, it’s fetching more than $ 2,000 on the auction block!!!
The street artist totally reimagined Paris’ self-titled 2006 album, complete with spoofed song titles and a topless Hilton on the cover, plus tons of not-so-subtle digs at Paris inside the CD booklet.
According to RR Auction, Banksy re-interpreted about 500 copies of “Paris” immediately after the album dropped, and placed his work in 48 record stores across the United Kingdom. Bids for the rare copy have already surpassed its $ 2k estimate!
With Bansky spoofing album art and track titles, he enlisted DJ Danger Mouse to remix the tunes … and, we gotta say, it still bumps.
Check out the gallery … we’re guessing Paris’ exposed breast on the cover will draw your eye, but the real fun is inside the booklet. Banksy depicts Paris in tons of different poses, next to captions mixing funny insults with social commentary.
Here’s the original “Paris” cover from ’06, and as you can see, Banksy’s version is way more risque.
The auction officially closes January 9 … good luck!!!
Paris Hilton‘s got some bad news for her ex … the MASSIVE engagement ring Chris Zylka got her is staying with her, so she says, but the law is not on her side.
Paris appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show” and dropped some tea on the $ 2 MILLION bling ring. She says, for reason, the jeweler received millions of dollars in free publicity … and then went on to declare the ring stays with her.
Here’s the problem … whether the jeweler received free publicity or not is totally irrelevant. Chris is the one who bought the ring, at least that’s the party line. Under CA law, if Paris called off the engagement — which she did — Chris has a right to get it back. It’s called a gift in contemplation of marriage.
There is a wild card … if the party line is not true — in other words, if Chris didn’t buy the ring and the jeweler fronted it to Paris — then he has no right to the ring. But, that’s not the way this whole thing was spun. There is one other scenario … maybe Chris is willing to eat the money and he’s never demanded the ring back.
BTW … the ring’s a doozy … it’s a massive 20-carat diamond, which took about 4 months to cut.