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Banksy Does New York

Banksy in New York from Artnet

Seeing this story of Banksy’s latest art dialog with the people of New York City, reminded me of this cynically hilarious but little known film called “Exit Through the Gift Shop” which documents a French amateur film maker’s story of filming all about Banksy.  Called Mr. Brainwash, the director follows on the mysterious Bansky trail–the famed graffiti artist usually works incognito under often daring cover of darkness– but in this case allowed the filmmaker some rare access–and then, surprise of all surprises, this quirky humble film maker decides that he himself is capable of making lots of money selling Banksy-style artwork.   It’s absolutely fascinating and available online.

Exit-through-the-gift-shop

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