Review ~ Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Synopsis: Or rather summary seeing as this is a documentary tale of sorts. The only twist being it turns out it is the maker who becomes the star. As an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.

Review: The attraction of allusive Banksy isn’t a hard one to work out. His spray paint masterpieces have a cult following and have been found, treasured and photographed the world over. Viewers who are tuning in for the man himself won’t be disappointed, they will just be given more than they expected. From sneaking into Disney to hearing from the man himself it’s all there.

More: From a celebration of street art to an interesting question over its decline from the Guardian –

Street art is dying – and it’s all our fault

David Cameron poses in front of it, old folks own books about it … has graffiti’s entry into polite society come at too high a price?

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