Banksy has now launched his own online store, a few weeks after setting up a showroom for “display purposes only” in South London. The shop is titled “Gross Domestic Product”, or “GDP”, and it features limited edition products like a jacket worn by Stormzy at Glastonbury Festival, branded t-shirts tagged by the artist, a clutch bag, and many more. There’s a catch to his store, however.
…the shop is not first come, first served. As many of the items for sale are limited edition pieces, a system has been set up to allow anyone to register their interest before october 28, 2019. Potential buyers are allowed to pick one item only, and are prompted to answer the following tie-breaker question: ‘ ̶w̶h̶y̶ ̶ does art matter?’ An independent judge will examine the answers and select the ‘most apt and original’ applications.
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