Photos by G. Art by Fumero.
The Table Series Logo by Fumero
“The Table Series Logo” by Fumero is an icon! First appearing on the streets of New York, the image can be seen on the streets all over the world and is featured inside the DVD packaging of Banksy’s Academy Award nominated documentary “Exit Through The Gift Shop.” An exhibit of Fumero’s work is currently showing at the Art Bazaar located at 175 Seventh Avenue (at West 20th Street in New York and as you will see, Fumero is not just coasting on the success of “The Table Series Logo.” His canvases are extremely diverse and very colorful. Fumero recently garnered a lot of buzz from his works at Art Basel Miami, which is known in the art world as “The Olympics of art.” Since the inception of the Art Bazaar, over 300 artists have exhibited works and the event has been written up by ArtSlant and the New York Times.
Barack Obama by Fumero
It’s hard to see the details and vivid colors Fumero uses from these pictures, so I urge you to check out the Art Bazaar at Lyons Weir Gallery in New York which runs until February 27, 2011. The Art Bazaar is located at 175 7th Avenue (at 20th Street) in New York. Fumero’s art is very reasonably priced so you’d better snatch up these works for your collection while you still have the chance.
You can learn more about this extremely gifted artist on his official website. Fumeroism is contagious!
Photos by G. Art by Banksy.
Banksy in Downtown Los Angeles.
Good news US Banksy/Brainwash/Shepard Fairey fans. My street art spies tell me that “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” aka the best documentary of 2010, will be released on DVD in the United States on December 14, 2010. I’m very excited to see this film again as I loved it so much. If this doesn’t at the very least receive an Oscar nomination for best documentary, I think I’ll spray paint a big X over my television set when the awards show airs next March.
PS. The images you are seeing are from a work by Banksy that he donated to the walls of Downtown Los Angeles earlier in 2010 to celebrate the release of the film on the big screen. Angelinos have preserved the wall and when I visited LA in August, it was still up!
Video by G.
On April 25, 2010, artist Shepard Fairey gave a talk at the Brooklyn Museum to discuss his latest solo art show “May Day” at Deitch Projects in New York from May 1 – May 30, 2010. I was fortunate enough to witness this event and before long Shepard Fairey talked about Banksy and his new film “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” which gets my vote as film of the year. As the clip opens, the moderator is reading a quote from Banksy in regards to Shepard Fairey. You can read more on one of my favorite sites: Happy Famous Artists. Team Shepard!!! Enjoy!
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Photo by G.
On the left: Banksy Cover. On the right: The "normal" edition of Time Out New York
Attention New Yorkers! The new issue of Time Out New York has just hit the newsstands. Upon first glance, the issue is nothing out of the ordinary – amazing reviews and tons of listings of daily events to fill up the boredom in your life (all for the bargain price of $3.99). Sandwiched in between the “normal issue,” there’s a special limited edition cover that Banksy has designed! The issue is timed with the upcoming release of Banksy’s sure-to-be classic art disaster documentary “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” which lands in selected theaters on Friday, April 16, 2010. I highly recommend picking up this highly collectible item and also seeing the film. They might even change your life!
Photo by G.
Exit Through The Gift Shop - In theaters April 16, 2010.
Our good friends at Brooklyn Vegan hosted a free screening of the new Street Art disaster movie “Exit Through The Gift Shop” at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on April 11, 2010 (and we got free posters too! Thanks BV!) The film features Shepard Fairey, Theirry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash and Bansky, 3 street artists that I’ve written about a lot on this blog. Knowing they were the focus of the film, I didn’t see how I could possibly not like it but I didn’t like it. I loved it!
As the film opens, Guetta, who immigrated to Los Angeles from France, discovers the wonderful world of video cameras and literally recorded everything he possibly could in almost an insane obsessive-compulsive way. One thing lead to another and before long Guetta had begun to follow street artists around on their late night jaunts through the neighborhood as they posted their latest masterpieces. Guetta captured the hi-jinks and danger of what street artists do and finally he had enough footage (and you’ll probably gasp when you see exactly how much footage he had) to make a documentary. It is then when he hears about the most elusive street artist of them all, Britain’s Banksy, and Guetta becomes obsessed with trying to track him down to get some footage. After another chain of events, Shepard Fairey finally connects the two and Banksy, after having his face blurred and his voice disguised, allows Guetta to interview him and take him around and let him film his guerrilla art installations. One of the highlights of “Exit Through The Gift Shop” is when Guetta and Banksy go to Disneyland in California and put up their version of a 9/11 memorial. After viewing a nearly unwatchable rough cut of Guetta’s film, Banksy suggests that Guetta make his own street art instead and Mr. Brainwash is born! The next part of the film focuses on Guetta’s transformation into the next great street artist. There’s great footage of both Brainwash and Banksy’s first art show in Los Angeles (each happened several years apart) and how Guetta literally brainwashed the media into making him the next big thing in the art world.
The tongue-in-cheek interviews with Banksy are worth the price of admission alone, but the jewel of the movie is the rare footage of the world’s greatest street artists creating the world’s largest counter-culture movement since punk music hit the scene. One of my favorite sites, Wooster Collective, even gets a shout out! When Oscar nominations roll around in 2011, it’s going to be a nail biter for me because I know “Exit Through The Gift Shop” will be competing with “When You’re Strange,” for the best documentary category and even though we are only 4 months into the new year, I know I’ve already seen the best two films 2010 will have to offer. “Exit Through The Gift Shop” opens in selected theaters on April 16, 2010.
To make life easier, here’s a more specific list:
Opening On April 16th:
New York: Sunshine Theater
New York: Lincoln Plaza
Los Angeles: The Landmark
Los Angeles: Arclight, Hollywood
San Francisco: Embarcadero
San Rafael: Rafael
Palo Alto: Aquarius
Opening On April 23rd:
Philadelphia: Ritz 5
Seattle: Harvard Exit
Boston: Kendall Square
Opening On April 30th:
Washington DC; E Street
Atlanta: Midtown Art
San Diego: Hillcrest
Opening May 7th:
Detroit: Maple Art
Houston: River Oaks
Opening May 14th:
St Louis: Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis