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