NEW YORK – Some Paris Hilton fans may have got more — or less — than they bargained for when they bought her debut album.
Record chain HMV said Sunday it had pulled from shelves several copies of Hilton's "Paris" album that appeared to have been doctored by British graffiti artist and prankster Banksy.
The doctored version includes a topless image of the celebrity heiress, as well as a picture in which she sports the head of a dog. A sticker advertises the album's "hits" — "Why am I Famous?" "What Have I Done?" and "What Am I For?"
Instead of Hilton's perky pop, the CD inside features 40 minutes of remixed music by a musician identified only as "DM."
Banksy's spokeswoman, Jo Brooks, said the artist had hidden 500 copies of the altered album in record stores across Britain.
"They're very subtly done and do look like the original albums," Brooks said. "You have to look quite carefully to see what he's done."
HMV said it had recovered seven copies of the Banksy version of the album from two stores in Brighton, southern England. The chain said it planned to auction off the copies.
Banksy, who has managed to disguise his identity despite his spreading fame, began by scattering subversive stenciled images across British cities, but has moved on to books and gallery shows.
He has surreptitiously hung faux artworks in major galleries in New York, Paris and London, and displayed a rock painting of a spear-toting man pushing a shopping cart in the British Museum.
Last year he stenciled a series of images, including balloons and mountain vistas, on the Palestinian side of Israel's West Bank "security barrier."