Iconic street artist Banksy has opened his own online store called Gross Domestic Product, selling home goods like a disco ball helmet, Tony the Tiger rug, and other eclectic items for all your home decor needs.
Banksy opened the marketplace in response to a greeting card company that tried to rip off the Banksy name, and it actually started as a physical location with only a display window.
Now exclusively an online marketplace with a limited number of items, the products will be sold through a raffle system that only allows one item per person, and prices range from a humble $11 to just over $1,000. Still a bargain, considering several of Banksy's original artworks have sold for $500,000-plus.
Below, check out some of the items from Banksy's Gross Domestic Product.
This is Banksy’s first experiment with a new technique for making prints - spray the stencil onto processing film and expose the result directly onto a silk screen. This avoids photography or computer manipulation and creates a super accurate analogue representation of gestural mark making. In other words - looks pretty dope. (...)
A black and white hand finished edition will be available at some point.
The listing says a black and white edition will eventually be available. There are only 100 available, and you can get it here for $836.
Upcycled from an office supplies store, this timepiece features a trademark Banksy rat and is suitable for home, office or Home Office.
The precision mechanism requires 1x AA battery to accurately mark our relentless and steady ticking towards the great unknown.
There are 50 available, and you can get it here for $557.
A print made in homage to New York post-graffiti pioneer Jean-Michel Basquiat. In which Banksy is cleverly questioning the relentless commodification of Basquiat in recent times - by crassly adding to the relentless commodification of Basquiat in recent times.
Two different papers - black and grey board
There are 300 available and you can get it here for $557.
A version of the ‘John Bull’ English gents waistcoat updated for modern times. This customised body armour is capable of stopping bullets up to .45 calibre and is fully stab proof, yet not machine washable.
As worn by Stormzy at Glastonbury festival (because it’s very dangerous there).
One size only.
There's only one item available, and you can get it here for $948.
Banksy Welcome Mat
This mat is hand stitched using the fabric from life vests abandoned on the beaches of the Mediterranean. Customers are advised they no longer constitute a valid buoyancy aid - although shockingly many never did - they're cheap fakes sold by people smugglers and don't actually float.
To fabricate the mats Banksy has teamed up with the organisation 'Love Welcomes' who work with women in detainment camps in Greece. You can make your order by visiting their website here. All proceeds are retained locally to help refugees access key services.
Life vest not included.
A bit of old carpet painted to resemble the diabetes riddled corpse of Tony the tiger, this floor covering makes quite the conversation piece – especially if the conversation centres around the UK spending over £7.8million a year on tooth extractions for the under 5’s.
Carpet with resin head.
Suitable for vegetarians. Signed.
Banksy Met Ball
This home entertainment lighting system is made from an old Police riot helmet and approximately 650 little mirrors.
Signed on the inside.
There are 15 available and you can get it here for $557.
Banksy Ultra HD TV
Perfect for the snowflake generation, a 55 inch colour TV with a big Banksy on it. Which is totally fine from an art point of view, but does substantially impair viewing quality.
Made to order when the used TV's becomes available.
Have you ever looked at a Banksy and thought - my kid could do that? Well so has Banksy and now they have. Required to release a range of branded mugs the artist got the kids to do it, then signed the result. Fully glazed and some feature a charming spelling error.
Comes in a random selection of designs.
It might look like Banksy has torn the label off an old can of paint, written his name on it, and is trying to market it as a brand new product (just to prevent a paint company from getting there first) – but that is certainly not what’s happened, no. This is trademarked Banksy paint, an exciting new addition to the world of branded wall coverings.
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