Thursday, August 12, 2010

Banksy – Weirdly Wonderful

If you love modern art – particularly the street art variety – of which my husband is a huge fan, you must go see the new documentary (or perhaps a mockumentary) of Britain's most famous and elusive street artist Banksy.

The film chronicles the history of street arts emergence and eventual acceptance as “the real thing” through the video camera of an eccentric Frenchman who may or may not be a real person.

Exit Through The Gift Shop was a huge unexpected hit at the Sundance Film Festival and it is building a cult following in limited release across the US.

It gives a great insight into the artistic process while at the same time showing how commercial the world of art can be. It is a “do not miss” even if modern art isn’t your thing.



La Petite Gallery said...

How have you been, my computer was on the fritz, I have lost 2 bloggers it just says that the blog is gone,???????


Beadboard UpCountry said...

This was very interesting....... I can't believe some of the media the artists use, like the dog inflating when air comes up from a grate on the street....Maryanne xo

La Petite Gallery said...

I really like street art they are amazing artists.


ghost chair said...

Aaah, Banksy! I've seen one of his creations in Chicago.

La Petite Gallery said...

Yes, Yes, I have seen his work. There was even a show about him on A&E. Simply amazing


Amy Chalmers said...

Hi Jackie, I have your books...I make custom window treatments. So happy to have found your blog to see the person behind the books. I love pink and aqua and recently did a post on that color combo. I also was excited to learn that you have your own fabric line and I think they are just exquisite Jackie, simply gorgeous combinations of color and pattern styles.

vicki archer said...

A fascinating artist Jackie....mostly because he is so elusive, xv.