Thursday, April 22, 2010

Air and Street Art (Banksy, in particular)

I was listening to Air (Moon Safari) on the way to work this morning and it was lovely. Play this beautiful video for some background music while you read on...

On Tuesday night, Sam and I had a wonderful double date with Daniel and Caprese. We had a delicious home-made meal and went out later to see the movie "Exit Through The Gift Shop." This movie is about street art, but more specifically, Mr. Brainwash (MBW). Almost two years ago, June 18th, 2008 to be exact, I went to the opening night of MBW's art gallery: Life Is Beautiful exhibition, in Hollywood, CA. "Exit Through The Gift Shop" is in theaters now, and ultimately about this art show. I had waited in line for several hours that night and right when we got up to the front, they turned us away for the night. It was simply too crowded. I went later on that weekend to see what the hubbub was all about. I took pictures of the show, which I don't have with me at the moment, so that will have to wait for a future post.

So I want to do a few segments on street art because I find it simply fascinating. I adore Banksy and I own this wonderful book:
It was pretty cool to learn about other major street artists, including Space Invader and Shepherd Fairey. More about these street artists and MBW in another post, but in the meantime, here are a few of the major pieces of art that Banksy has done:

P.S.-FREE download of Band of Horses song from their new album HERE. Album comes out May 18th. :D


Anna Contessa said...

I used that song, La Femme D'Argent, in my first short film...The Wallet. I was wondering what it was! I love that song! I just heard about Banksy through my friend Aryana. Nice blog. :)

tangalang said...

I ALMOST went to the Life is Beautiful exhibit, but skipped out in the end. Regret it now! Exit Through the Gift Shop was great. Not what I expected, but I loved watching it. I've seen MBW's work around for years but never knew his story. Kind of disheartening in the end. Haha! Also love Wall and Piece, also dig Band of Horses. Did you post this for meeee? ;)

Oferal Rever said...

We've long been inspired by urban art and have finally created a collection that pays homage to this secret addiction of ours!