Banksy – Exit Through The Gift Shop (Full Documentary)
Here’s my let’s-expand-your-horizons contribution of the day. In 2010, graffiti artist Banksy released a documentary (or as some may call “mockumentary”) titled Exit Through The Gift Shop. The promotion and hype that Banksy created, not only in LA but all over the world, for the film was completely awesome and exciting. I would always try to find his pieces before someone would steal it and sell it for billion bucks. True story. Anywho, below is a brief plot and let me just tell you, you may end up hating the main character.
According to Wikipedia:
Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by graffiti artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta’s constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the artist Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, whose anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice, to Guetta’s eventual fame as a street artist himself.
Don’t mind the Spanish subtitles. It’s still in English. I’m trying to teach you a new language while exposing you to street art. Love me for it. Watch the film after the jump.