July 16, 2010

Guerilla vs Guetta

I finally got around to seeing Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop at Brooklyn Heights Cinema today. Of course, I went into the theater expecting to enjoy the film and it fulfilled itself: the pseudo-doc was thoroughly entertaining indeed, in keeping with Banksy’s ever-contrarian perspective on contemporary art. My only criticism is that Guetta is a little too perfect a foil for Banksy and the plot, in turn, is a little too perfectly ironic.

Conversely, I just watched Sebastian Peiter’s Guerilla Art documentary, available in full on Babelgum, which forgoes the knowingness for the straight dope… including interviews with the late Rammellzee.


His name was derived from RAM, plus M for magnitude, Sigma (Σ), the first summation operator, L for longitude, L for latitude, Z for z-bar, plus a couple more summation operators (Σ) for good luck.

–Daryoush Hah-Nahafi, Rammellzee Fashion, Viceland Today, July 7 2010

More obits at NYT / The Guardian, among other places.

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Also, a production worthy of Nowness:

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Related: Invader Walk

via Animal

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April 14, 2010

The Art of the Streets, Pt. II

“You’re talking to a madman… Art for me is everywhere.” –Thierry Guetta

Too much, too much—


Full coverage & photos at Arrested Motion

Exit Through the Gift Shop premiere in L.A. I missed it in NYC… guess I’ll have to throw down $12.50 to see it at the Sunshine. (AM)

NYT’s review speculates about some kind of deeper meaning; NYMag’s interview with the Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash yields no answers whatsoever. UPDATE: Jon Reiss reviews Exit for HuffPo; GOOD has another bizarre interview with the filmmaker.

(Meta Alert) A sneak preview into the sequel, Exit Through the Garage Door. (SlamxHype)

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I Love Graffiti has a decent, if somewhat lengthy, interview with Os Gêmeos; worth checking out the photos for sure. (TBWE)


OGs doin' work last summer...

Apparently, the Brazilian twins’ awesome mural at Houston and Bowery is no longer: Animal reports that Deitch Projects has buffed it to furnish a blank slate for Shepard Fairey.


Os Gêmeos were also featured on an episode of W+K’s D.I.Y. America:

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UPDATE (4/15): Blek Le Rat studio teaser. (Wooster Collective)

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A nice interview with Serbian photographer Boogie. (True Slant)
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April 10, 2010

The Art of the Streets

A few days late on this one, but here’s a new trailer for Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop.

The ever-quotable aspiring vandal / contrarian street artist / pop antihero also raps with the L.A. Weekly, dropping far too many pithy gems to quote here (Animal). Wooster Collective has gone so far as to set up a Facebook Fan page for the film.

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Plus: that dope shit from Krink (HB):

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Sail in Shanghai (NeochaEDGE / WC):

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And yet another fast fashion × Keith Haring collbaration (SlamxHype)

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March 2, 2010

Banksy Beat

“Theoretically my graffiti actually increases the value of property rather than decreasing it.”


Banksy’s been giving granting a lot of press lately, in his version of a PR campaign for his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, including two British magazine covers.

Proof that he did the Sunday Times Magazine cover:

Check out Time Out London‘s feature and interview.

Read the Sunday Times Magazine article here.

Larger cover images after the jump.

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January 28, 2010


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