Banksy, British underground street-art artist, announced the launch of his line of products.
On sale will come handmade items, the cost of which will start at 10 pounds sterling. Banksy's initiative is a response to the actions of one of the British companies, trying to make money on sales on behalf of the artist
Banksy is preparing to open a pop-up shop in Croydon, London, to officially present a collection of their products for sale online. According to the artist, he was forced to produce his products after receiving a lawsuit from a company whose name is not disclosed.
"The company producing greeting cards is trying to confiscate the legal right to Banksy's name from the artist, who was advised the best way to prevent it is to sell his range of branded goods," the report says.
According to the artist's lawyer Mark Stevens, Banksy found himself in a difficult situation: "Since he does not produce goods himself and does not use his trademark, the law allows you to pass it on to the person who does it.
Banksy's showroom will serve only as a demonstration of goods, while all sales will be conducted through a specially created website grossdomesticproduct.com. It was reported by the artist on his Instagram, accompanied by a post photo of the showcases of the future space. Installation near the pop-up shop is a series of exhibitions, which presents a lot of works of art, created by Banksy, including a vest, in which the British hip-hop musician Stormzy performed at the festival Glastonbury-2019.
Many of the items that will go on sale were made specifically for the online store. According to a traditional statement, the number of goods will be limited, and all things will be made in the UK, including from recycled materials.
7 OCTOBER 2019, United Kingdom