A palimpsest, appropriate for the form detailed, painting over Thierry's (likely better) film with a tone between repulsion and confusion. The funniest parts are when the Named figures of the street art community disavow MBW's work as "not someone ready for a show" when this contradicts the ethos of street art - all the buildings are a stage for the revisionist play of post-colonial life. Fuck the art world & Banksy
This is truly one of the greatest documentaries. Fans of Banksy will see concepts from his other work continued in this film which makes you laugh and question reality. To anyone who's seen Banksy's art you may experience a similar feeling when watching this film in wondering whether you're the butt end of the joke.
Maddening. I love street art, love subversion, love passion, not so sure about obsession in and of itself, but goodness knows that focused through the right prisms it can leave the world a fun(nier) and better place. Ok, also a bit idiotic. Sometimes that happens. "I don't know who the joke's on, really. I don't even know if there is a joke." 3.5 stars
how this MBW guy (or at least the representation of him) makes it through the street art panorama, while twisting an already twisted form of art (intended to be spontaneous, denying any rules), is really an amazing case study about the consumerism of art and its making-of in today's world. being or not a "prank" by Bansky does not remove its value.
Quelle sacrée bande de zigotos, ces "street art guys"... le plus azimuté là-dedans se trouvant être "le frenchie" Thierry Guetta ! Banksy a fait du bon boulot : son film transmet l'état d'esprit de ces artistes sauvages et modernes, entre rébellion, infantilisme et égocentrisme post-Wharol. Il n'en cache pas le côté absurde (parfois même hilarant) et pose de bonnes questions sur l'évolution de l'art.