Exit Through the Gift Shop Bring Your Own Popcorn

[03/10/10] 

The world has plenty to poke fun at so its little wonder that the satirical stenciling of UK graffiti icon “Banksy' (his real identity remains unknown) on walls, bridges and even the sides of boats remain so popular.  Having been covered over by accident, sold for record prices in the UK and created widespread dialogue the world over, now his and the work of other graffiti artists will appear on the big screen.

The Culture Club gallery will have a special showing of Exit Through the Gift Shop, a film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and which follows in the footsteps of French immigrant and LA resident Thierry Guetta, who is obsessed with street art.

Although prominent artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey do appear in the film, you'll have to be quick to see Banksy's true identity as he comments on his own work as a passer-by.

But note: this isn't a film about 'graffiti', although it is an exploration of that fast growing community, but one framed on Guetta's life over a decade onwards as he eaves behind his family and job to follow various artists around the globe.

As you do.

Exit Through the Gift Shop
8pm, October 12,  Culture Club, 15 Elgin St.(lower), Soho, Central
Cost: $30 per person for equipment hire
Save your spot by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.cultureclub.com.hk

Nuts & Bolts
A film about graffiti and the French

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