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A fantastic documentary on what it is that makes art,
This review is from: Exit Through The Gift Shop [DVD] (DVD)
This film begins as an investigation into street art by obsessive cameraman Terry Guetta (Mister Brainwash) - as the documentary progresses it becomes clear that it's more about Terry than art - as Banksy says "he's just more interesting". What began to Terry as a subject to capture with his endless filming becomes an obsession in itself as he emulates the artists he is filming and in a way, becomes an amalgamation of their styles & ideas.
When he puts on his own gallery installation he is met by the art-world with open arms, selling a million dollars-worth of art at his first-show, a bemused Banksy ponders "I guess it makes you question what you call art". The documentary that - staged-or-not controversy aside - makes you consider the genesis of artistic genius. Highly recommended for an interesting documentary, whatever your stance on graffiti/street-art!!