Last night I watched Exit Through the Gift Shop. It was a documentary directed by Banksy, the infamous street artist. I watched it out of plain curiousity since I don’t know much about street art. I thought this movie was great. It was comical, put together well, and had a lot of cool footage and interesting artists. Not to ruin the movie, but it is mainly about the evolution of the artist/filmaker Mr. Brainwash who befriends Shepard Fairey and eventually Banksy.
Reading up on this movie, there are rumors that it was a hoax by Banksy and that there is no Mr. Brainwash. On the other hand, Mr.Brainwash.com states he had a big show at Art Basil last year in Miami. I completely missed it -_-
Eitherway, the movie is entertaining and makes you think about art and its commercialization. So add it to your Queue on Netflix 🙂