I am not sure everyone has seen the Bansky film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, but it is a great film and gives great detail into the world of street art. Yet, I find the most interesting topic about this film (that also comes up in the art world often) is the idea of the art imposter. There have been discussion centered around individuals who create art by copying other artist and actually making it huge within the art world. This film appears to be a very common documentary but it has a lot of issues that effect every artist who is trying to make a name of themselves. Here is a youtube link for the film:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulaOnmAfcm0Kevin Rhodes
I find this piece to be very interesting. What was Banksy trying to convey through this piece? It's almost like he's trying to give up on Street Art or maybe he's saying that Street Art needs to evolve into something else, maybe a new style?
I get two different interpretations from this...1) The world needs to stop trying to cover up street art and accept it for being beauty. You have a hired painter, adding graffiti to a wall instead of covering it up. 2) He may be referencing the struggle that street artists have when it comes to copyright and copycats. People have emerged into the street art scene with unoriginal ideas and many have mimicked Bansky style. He might be trying to convey how easily other artists are duplicating styles, that its as simple as printing them out and mounting them on the side of a building.