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

Banksy Bombs The Bay

While in California for the west coast premier of Exit Through The Gift Shop, Banksy bombed  some parts of L.A. and two newly discovered walls in San Francisco .  The photo above which reads: “This’ll Look Nice When It’s Framed” shows Banksy poking fun at, what I’m gonna call “Banksy Wall Snatching’s”, around the world.

{Photo’s via 2cauldrons}

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Shepard Fairey In NY

Shepard Fairy‘s May Day exhibition at Deitch Projects Gallery, opens May 1st, featuring new work from the renowned street artist.  Fairey recently put up a mural outside the Deitch gallery at East Houston Street & Bowery in the Soho neighbourhood in NY, titled “These Parties Disgust Me”.

He also dropped by radio station WNYC for an interview.  In this clip he speaks on Banksy and the movie Exit Through The Gift Shop:

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Berlin Screening Of ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’

Here’s some footage of the Banksy’s documentary, ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ screening at the Berlin Film Festival.  The highlight of the video is when the films narrator Rhys Ifans announces the tragic passing of Banksy (A joke of course) quote:

“I hate to be the bringer of bad news but sadly Banksy pasted away quietly in his sleep, last night…  She was a beautiful 8 year old girl, who was very deft at climbing and very handy with her spray can.”

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