Banksy “Exit Through The Gift Shop” LA Premiere Re-Cap

Banksy “Exit Through The Gift Shop” LA Premiere Re-Cap

Bobby Hundreds recaps “Exit Through the Giftshop” premiere that took place at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. The story and pictures after the bump! [gallery columns=”3” link=”file”]

“As you may have come to expect from street art’s most celebrated figurehead, it was all hoopla, pizzazz, and paparazzi around the city block as showtime neared. And inside, voluptuous girls pouring out of flapper dresses, ski-masked service, some of Banksy’s notable installations like Tweety, free popcorn, and a faceless pianoman. […] Everyone had their own take-home message with this movie, but for me, this film is just a big fat finger pointed right back at the viewer. It’s funny, we can leave it at that. And it’s hard not to believe that somewhere sipping champagne and toasting the frivolity of it all, Banksy and Brainwash are laughing at us all once again. The adoring public can’t get enough of their “art,” and no matter how hard the artists drive home the irreverence, the collectors want it that much more. Is Banksy laughing at Guetta,… or is he laughing at us?”

Video: Footage From Banksy’s Los Angeles Premiere



As you may have already heard, the Banksy piece on LaBrea was removed yesterday morning. Jet Set Graffiti provides the complete story, as well as the above video exclusive. “On the morning of April 13th, 2010, Ace Gallery owner Doug Christmas organized the removal of a Banksy painting from it’s installation location at 410 S. LaBrea Ave. in Los Angeles. This “Banksy” has not been authenticated by the artist and is being sold as an unauthorized gallery artwork. Do NOT support this sale; the work is now considered counterfeit.” More information at [youtube][/youtube]

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