Wednesday, April 14, 2010

God Save the Toys

So this week was the Los Angeles premiere of the film "Exit Through the Gift Shop", a documentary about UK stencil/wheat paste artist Banksy. Banksy has made a name for himself with a hidden identity and provocative content. His pieces sell for outrageous dough and there is much speculation that he is not in fact one person, but rather a collaborative of artists hence the reason we never see his face. Hubby was in a group show with Banksy last summer so he attended the premiere to check out the show.

There was another part of the film that focused on a local tool who goes by the name of Mr. Brainwash. He has been annoying the shit out of people with his whacky wheat paste and ugly imagery for the past few years. More on that later.

So the red carpet consisted of celebrities getting their dork on and posing with aerosol cans and pretending to do graffiti on a fake wall and a busted hoo-ride. Does anyone have a giant cane I can use the pull these idiots out of their own stupidity? Good God.

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My beautiful Adrien Brody, why? I expected more from you. You're from Queens, so you should know better.

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Minnie Driver goes for some street cred by pretending to spray paint a car. Please stop.

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Juliette Lewis has been a long time favorite crazypants of mine, so I'll give her a pass.

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When you hear the term graffiti you immediately think of Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz right? WRONG.

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I will say this, little Petey hired hubby to do some work on a FallOut Boy video a couple of years ago, so at least he knows the real deal.

So here is the part of the film that landed on the cutting room floor; hubby's response to Mr. Brainwhack wheat pasting our neighborhood.



Find a new hobby.

I leave you with a favorite quote of mine from Abort Magazine in Vancouver regarding hubby's group show including Banksy last summer: "Go for the Joe(X2) and you can take that to the Banksy"!

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