Copyright woes in the contemporary art world aren’t limited to Shepard Fairey. According to Telegraph, Banksy has given one of his paintings, valued at $300,000, to a band sharing its name with the artist’s recent film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” The gift was offered both as an apology for using the title and as a request for the band to change its name.
The band, now known as Brace Yourself, received a large-scale black-and-white painting featuring the Grim Reaper driving a dodgem car. Amidst plans to use the painting as a backdrop for gigs, the recipients intend to display the painting in a gallery.
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