Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thom Yorke Painting: Radiohead Mastermind's Art Up For Sale At Bonhams


Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/thom-yorke-painting-radiohead-mastermind-art-goes-on-sale-bonhams_n_3468206.html

Thom Yorke Painting: Radiohead Mastermind's Art Up For Sale At Bonhams (PHOTO)
Posted: 06/19/2013 6:24 pm EDT

Did you know Thom Yorke, the alien invader musical genius behind the British super band, Radiohead, was a painter?

Thom Yorke

The experimental crooner is part of an upcoming Bonhams auction where a painting he collaborated on with the artist Stanley Donwood is set to be sold for a good cause. The painting, made to benefit the Trade Justice Movement, presents a graffiti-like assemblage of skeletons, flying angel animals and curious stick figures with a serious message.

The work of art has as estimated price tag of between £3,500-4,000 ($5,500-6,300), which -- in art world standards -- is a rather modest amount. Yorke seems just tickled about the whole idea of taking part in an art auction, as evidenced by a recent tweet:

Hope someone in the financial industry buys this, what a novelty to have a painting at auction ha! http://t.co/D3yR5dG94S 
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) June 17, 2013

(full article here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/thom-yorke-painting-radiohead-mastermind-art-goes-on-sale-bonhams_n_3468206.html )

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