Speaking of Banksy...
via Artnet News, 9/13/06 :
BUSY WEEK FOR BANKSY
Things moved from the ridiculous to the sublime this weekend for U.K. graffiti artist and cultural guerilla Banksy. First, he placed some 500 copies of a doctored version of Paris Hilton’s new CD on record shelves in the U.K., with the CD cover depicting a topless (though credible) version of the socialite-cum-reality-TV star, and featuring Banksy’s own remixes of her songs, given titles such as "Why Am I Famous?" and "What Am I For?" The stunt may have been largely harmless to the unstoppable Hilton -- but copies of the doctored CDs are now being auctioned on Ebay for £300 or more.
The jet-setting Banksy then seems to have crossed the pond to Los Angeles, where he marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York by placing a replica of a hooded and chained Guantanamo Bay detainee in an orange jumpsuit in the "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad" ride at Disneyland. The dummy was on view for more than an hour before the ride was closed to remove it. Banksy is also scheduled to host a "three-day vandalized warehouse extravaganza" in L.A., Sept. 15-17, 2006 -- though details aren’t yet available. For the exact location, check www.banksy.co.uk on Friday.