Short Documentary on the Art of Banksy - PRINTING BANKSY
Banksy has been a hot topic these days with his documentary Exit Throught he Gift Shop being nominated for an Oscar, and speculation on how he will accept his award when he wins. The guy is just an extreamley talented street artist, and if you haven't heard of him, seen his film or seen his work, you definitely want to check it out.
Whether you've heard of him or not, here's a great little short documentary you might be interested in checking out. It's called Printing Banksy: Modern Multiples Creates the LA Prints. The 15-minute documentary gives us an interesting look into Banksy’s 2006 Los Angeles art show Barely Legal, which was a big part of Exit Through the Gift Shop, and focuses on the prints that came out of the show.
Here's a little explanation of the doc,
A week after Banksy’s Los Angeles Barely Legal show in 2006, we met with Richard Duardo of Modern Multiples to acquire a set of the LA prints. We filmed an interview with him to document the occasion and to capture his tales of what it was like to work with street art’s brilliant mystery man.
After watching the raw footage a few times, we decided that it was an intriguing story and created a short documentary. We wrapped the project in early 2007 and submitted it to the Sundance, Tribeca, and San Diego Film Festivals later that year. Overlooked and with our submission fee budget depleted, we really never knew what to do with it.
So now we’re taking our cues from Banksy’s Oscar nominated documentary film, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, and we’re just ‘getting it out there’.
Watch the doc below and tell us what you think!