Banksy takes a bow in Hollywood

Los Angeles might be the perfect city for Banksy. It’s got the glam that he loves to tarnish, a hardcore base of graffiti art supporters and it readily embraces spectacle. The scene-stealing street artist delivered on all fronts for yesterday’s premiere of his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. Hosted in the historic Los Angeles Theatre, the opening drew celebrities who walked down a ragged, paint tagged red carpet, with elaborate installations set up along the street, including a wrecked limo which guests were invited to spray paint. Meanwhile, inside, ushers were replaced by ski-masked guerrillas and fake cops danced on streetlamp stripper poles. A true Hollywood story.

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19 Apr 10
16:46 CET

JOSEPH T STEVENS, HOLLYWOOD

banksy is just a running dog flunky for the paint industry inspiring a dumbing down of the world of ideas. grufyti inc is franchising for the abatement crews who are diverting public funds to the thugs. banksee is a wanabee if he cared, really cared he'd get off his rich ass and educate the people he claims to serve...

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