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Thom Yorke Hopes Someone Buys His Painting


06.20.13 Kyle Petreycik

When he’s not busy being a solo musician and the frontman of a little band called Radiohead, Thom Yorke seems to be interested in making paintings as well. The painting, set to be sold at an upcoming auction at Bonhams, was created sometime in 2005 in collaboration with artist Stanley Donwood, an artist widely known for his close association with the band and the creation of most of their album art and promotional posters since 1994. The painting features simple Radiohead-esque imagery and cupids on either side bearing the banner message “BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAD.”

All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit The Trade Justice Movement, an organization whose mission is to “achieve sustainable development and poverty eradication.”


Yorke seems to looking forward to the sale of the work, with initial price set quite modestly at somewhere between $5500-$6300.