Banksy In T.O.?

The documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop debuted in Canada this weekend with, lets just say not quiet the amount of fan fare and promotion it had in other countries.  The Torontoist has posted pictures of some art work on the streets of downtown Toronto, with “Banksy’s distinctive style”.  Banksy has been leaving his mark in most cities his film debuts in but we still have no conformation that these are actual Banksys.  For now the works remain un-official, even if Simon Cole of the Show&Tell Gallery says “I have it on really good word (that they’re real)”

***Update: Okay they’re real.

Photos by Gary Smithson

D.I.Y. America

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D.I.Y. America is a great documentary series that focuses on skateboarding, punk, grafitti and hip-hop culture.  Featuring interviews with Craig Stecyk, KR, Todd James, Os Gêmeos, Epso, Swoon, Tony Hawk and much more.

It was put together with footage that didn’t make the cut from the Beautiful Losers film.  The above video is episode 9  “Graffiti Part One: Roots and Drive”.

Follow the series here.

Malcolm McDowell x 2Cents

Famed actor Malcolm McDowell shows love to street artist 2Cents in this interview for Korova Gallery.  5 limited edition prints were created by 2Cents, coinciding with the launch of the Korova Gallery website.  The print that brought McDowell out to support the launch was that of, one of the most infamous characters he’s played on screen, Alex DeLarge from the Kubrick classic A Clockwork Orange.  McDowell says he’s seen all types of artistic interpretations of Alex but 2Cents depiction was one of the best that he’s ever seen.

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yU – “Native”

yU of Diamond District, shows pride in his Native American roots, on his solo albums first official leak, “Native”.

Listen here:

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Related (Sort of): The documentary Reel Injun which focuses on the portrayal of Native Americans in film.  I saw this a couple weeks back and it’s a must see.

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Now playing in select theatres