During the past two days, My Pre -MAD class saw a film named, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” The film is a documentary about street art around 1998 to 2010. The film includes three big street artists known as Shepard Fairey, Banksy, and Theirry (Mister Brainwash). One part in the movie I enjoyed was when Theirry and Banksy go to Disneyland and get in trouble with a small stunt that Banksy pulled near a train ride, the reason why I enjoy this part of the film was b/c Banksy referred the security as “Mickey Mouse Security”. I also enjoyed the part in which Theirry is with Shepard Fairey and go off to create a big “obey” poster!
When I saw the different types of styles of street art I was fascinated! I especially liked what art Banksy created, Banksy takes Theirry under his wing and teaches him different arts. Toward the end of the film Theirry starts to make his own street art. I noticed that Theirry at first made his own designs and then made ideas and started paying other artists to create his ideas. Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and other street artists created their own art. That was a significant difference between Mister Brainwash and other artists. Banksy’s idea was to make Theirry create his own art, but instead Theirry got the wrong idea and started using money to create art. Banksy says in the film “It was never about the money”.
Banksy’s art in the movie is everywhere! An example of Banksy’s art is the famous rat with different text. I like this example of art because the rodent is standing on two legs and tilts his head facing the viewer. As if it was talking that specific person. An other example of Banksy’s art is the telephone booth in England. I like this piece of art because the the booth is leaning up as if twas actually alive, well it has a pic-axe in the center of the of it glass tiles. Fianlly, the last example of Banky’s art is the graffiti at Palestinian wall. It has several images on the all that involve taking down the wall in the west bank.