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Friday, July 23, 2010

Exit through the Gift Shop

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" is a decomentary film about the latest big innovation in the art world, i.e. street art — high end graffiti art best typified by Banksy, the " scarlet pimpernel of street art" and the director of the film. What is so intriguing about the movie is that Banksy first tried to make a documentary about the authentic origins of street art and then realized a more interesting film might be about the wildly successful commercialization of street art. You see, street art was originally an anonymous, furtive outdoor display for free; it later spawned publicly attended, organized events in vast indoor spaces for substantial monetary profit.
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