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Exit Through the Gift Shop is all about the cash 

Sneaky-pants graffiti artist Banksy turns the camera on art world greed and fame.

Whether you are artsy or fartsy, you've heard the question: "What makes an artist?" Ever notice how these debates always come down to money? Who persists in that bohemian ideal of vibrant squalour; who is a sellout because they didn't and who is a loser because they no longer live in poverty as a choice, but as a condition. Exit Through the Gift Shop isn't a documentary about art, as much as it is a study in attitudes toward artists, from other artists. Featuring street artists Shepard Fairey (of the Obama "Hope" images) and Banksy (the secret identity of an art-world superhero, who also directed Exit), the film chronicles former street artist devotee and videographer Thierry Guetta's rise to ostentatious, art world celeb. Are the guys he used to slavishly follow around happy for him? How does one feel when the gentleman-in-waiting becomes the main attraction?

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Rated R (MPAA) · 87 min. · 2010
Official Site: www.banksyfilm.com
Director: Banksy
Producer: Jaimie D'Cruz and James Gay-Rees
Cast: Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Guetta, Rhys Ifans, Space Invader and Jay Leno

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