Just finished watching Exit Through the Gift Shop and loved it. Very interesting what happens when underground art is turned upside down. You learn toward the end of the film why it is titled what it is. The film features the famous street artists of the world:
The description of the film on the official site is: “This is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money, and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results. One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale… with bolt cutters.”
If you are into modern art it is definitely worth checking out. I found Mr. Brain Wash especially fascinating and am not quite sure what to make of him but I don’t seem to be alone. If you watch it let me know what you think in the comments section.