Banksy was already high up on my list of flat out dope artists. Notice I didn’t say “street artist.” Just artist, period. But after watching Exit Through The Gift Shop I have a whole new respect for him to coincide with that affinity.
Exit Through The Gift Shop is a documentary centered around the world of street art seen through the camera lens of videographer turned prematurely-popular-street artist, Thierry Guetta; who now operates under the moniker Mr.Brain Wash (MBW). MBW’s obsession with recording every moment of life, turns to every moment of life in the small but lively world of street art. MBW’s main subject becomes infamousÂ artist Shepard Fairey (OBEY) who then connects MBW with the internationally famous, anonymous artist Banksy. After taking the interrogation heat from Walt Disney’s henchman (yep), MBW earns exclusive film rights to the famous artist, and things get crazy… True Story.
Exit Through The Gift Shop is a great entrance into the world of street art; and trust me, it is a WORLD. Enjoy.