Thursday, January 20, 2011

Urban art shows up in theaters!

Base Elements recommends "Exit Through the Gift Shop," an awesome movie about the mysterious street artist, Bansky, and his urban friends.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Banksy, Thierry Guetta

Directed by Banksy
Rolling Stone: star rating ***
By Peter Travers
April 15, 2010
A documentary on the art world may strike you as a yawn. No worries. You'll be laughing helplessly at this one. The subject is Banksy, the British graffiti artist who studiously avoids being photographed, the better to launch his illegal bursts of creativity on walls and buildings, soon erased.Shockingly, or perhaps out of a need to see his street art preserved, Banksy lets French videographer Thierry Guetta shoot his work. Then, when Guetta starts making his own art, Banksy switches roles and directs a movie about Guetta. We see Banksy in the shadows, his voice disguised, his amusement uncontained at what the world sees as art and how much they'll pay for it. (Read more about the film at

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