I saw Exit Through the Gift Shop last night. A documentary by world famous street artist Banksy.
Great flick, hugely entertaining. Like most films, best seen without knowing too much about it. I will say it was a wonderful introduction to Banksy and his work, though.
Watching Exit Through the Gift Shop reminded me of my all-time favorite film about artists and their work, ironically another documentary about “street/graffitti” artists – Beautiful Losers
A fantastic film. Would make a great double bill with Exit Through the Gift Shop. One film shows what I feel is the meaning and heart of street art, and the other shows the superficial surface and potential for souless-ness, while each of them comment on both sides of the issue.
A roster of incredibly strong and talented artists shows up in each film (with Shepard Fairey appearing in both). Margaret Kilgallen in Beautiful Losers was a particular revelation, but do yourself a favour if you don’t know her or her work, and watch the doc before you look her up.