Update April 19, 2010: The question of whether or not this film is a hoax keeps coming up. The answer seems extremely obvious to us, but here’s some fodder from Web Concepts:
Riddle? Yes. Enigma? Sure. Documentary?
By Melena Ryzik
The New York Times
April 13, 2010
Is there an art-world equivalent of crying wolf? If so, Banksy has probably done it.
Banksy”™s film follows the efforts of Thierry Guetta at being a filmmaker and an artist.
Banksy, the pseudonymous British street artist, has built his reputation on stunts “” like inserting his own work among the masters”™ in museums “” that taunted the market in which his pieces sold for millions. But with his latest project, the documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” he is laboring to convince audiences that he”™s playing it straight. Continue reading “Banksy — Laughing All the Way to the Bank?”