Thursday, 21 January 2010

Banksy Exit Through the Gift Shop film preview

One thing's for sure when it comes to Banksy - you never know what he's going to come up with next. Painting stencils has never in itself been enough for the graffiti artist who has created his own industry out of not revealing his identity.

First there were the tours, to the likes of Beirut and Jerusalem, then the Hollywood art shows.

Then he went quiet for a while before returning last year with a guerilla attack (sanctioned) on the Bristol Museum.

Each of Banksy's landmark events have been preceded by a bit of random vandalism in the form of stencils on walls - a sort of home-made marketing campaign. It certainly beats traditional advertising.

So now we see what all Banksy's recent manoeuvres on the Regents Canal have been leading up to. Because he is releasing his very first film. And it has nothing to do with water, or boats. Or King Robbo.

This is going to be previewed at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah at the end of January and has something to do with an eccentric French shopkeeper who tried to track down Banksy only to have the camera turned back on him.

In Banksy's own words: "It's about how one man set out to film the unfilmable. And failed."

The film apparently wasn't even on the programme for the festival, and has been preceded by a series of stencils on walls around the town, so I bet the organisers are chuffed to bits.

Back in Banksy's homeland we'll have to wait patiently until March to find out what this is all about.

At least we've got a few paintings to look at in the meantime.

Via Slamxhype

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