Thom Yorke artwork auctions for $7,500

An original art work by Radiohead lead singer Thom York auctioned for £5,000 ($7,532) at Bonhams yesterday (July 3).

Thom Yorke painting auction
Business School for the Dead - Thom Yorke and fellow Exeter university student Stanley Donwood's 2005 artwork

The sale price represents a strong 25% increase on the work's £4,000 top estimate.

The signed and dated acrylic on canvas entitled Business School for the Dead was created by Yorke in 2005, in collaboration with fellow Exeter University student Stanley Donwood.

Likely to appeal to a cross section of collectors, Business School for the Dead straddles the music memorabilia and contemporary art markets, simultaneously exhibiting Yorke's creative talents and political proclivities.

Here at Paul Fraser Collectibles, we have this Peter Doherty blood-art work in stock.

Proceeds from the Yorke sale are set to benefit the Trade Justice Movement - a facet of the Make Poverty History campaign.

Before the sale, Yorke informed his followers over social networking site Twitter: "Hope someone in the financial industry buys this, what a novelty to have a painting at auction ha!"

It remains unknown as to whether someone from the financial industry purchased the canvas.

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