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Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by famed street artist Banksy, is up for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
According to Ambrose Heron in FILMdetail, many new Banksy street art installations are popping up all over Hollywood.
I love Banksy and his art (see my old post). I loved the movie. I love this stunt.
But I strongly feel Josh Fox’s Gasland is a much more important documentary and should win the Oscar. It tells the story of how searching and drilling for natural gas using a destructive method called fracking is polluting the water supply.
Many people are shown setting fire to water coming out of their faucets.
This may soon effect most of the Northeast. Horrifying.
If Gasland wins, the publicity may help stop further fracking.
British graffiti artist & provocateur Banksy is awesome and intriguing. I have followed his adventures as best I could over the years.
I still am not sure if his movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is a total put on or not. We may never know if the main character “Mr. Brainwash” created the art work attributed to him or if it was Bansky that totally designed them.
Regardless, it is highly entertaining and challenges conventional concepts of legitimate art and the creative process.
Bansky re-created this creepy/weird animatronic art of hot dogs and salamis as part of an exhibit at a theater in a graffiti tunnel where “Exit…” previewed in the London. Definitely in a league of his own… Brilliant.