Banksy — Laughing All the Way to the Bank?

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:

Here”™s Why the Banksy Movie Is a Banksy Prank

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?”