Banksy takes a bow in Hollywood
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 13 April 2010
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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