Exit Through the Gift Shop
Directed by Banksy
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur filmmaker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as 'the world's first street art disaster movie' the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
Shop owner Thierry Guetta's project to document the underground world of street art takes an unforeseen turn when he meets Banksy, who in turn films the shop owner's attempts to be an artist himself.
I knew nothing about the culture of Street Artists before. After watching this, I find it amazing, fascinating. But mostly, I found this film to be such a hysterical laugh about people who have too much money, how they can be lemmings jumping off the "hottest cliff", so that they can be "In with the In Crowd" if you just point them in that direction. And, I do hope Thierry has gotten some insights into his OCD by now so that his family can have less of a roller-coaster lifestyle living with him! (Said with 😍 love.)
Great documentary. Specially if you love street art.
If you like street art you'll like this
Saw this years ago. Amazing.
An exceptionally documented account of the world of art and inspiration