The Artist Has Left the Building: “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

It seems there are a lot of issues raised with the film "Exit Through the Gift Shop": Was it a mockumentary? Is this Mr. Brainwash a "real" artist, or is he just conning the audience with a fake French accent and those dumb lamb chop sideburns? Is this art a joke on the art world? Is the art world a joke? Etc. etc. I thought the film was really provocative, but maybe not in the same way that reviewers are talking about it. And maybe it is a joke, on everyone, even the collectors (yeah) who are … [Read more...]