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Bansky's 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' is a Look into Art's Underbelly

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published:   Updated: Jul 7 2011 • References: banksyfilm & blog.urbanoutfitters
This Spring 2010, prepare yourself for an insider look at guerilla street art thanks to Bansky's new movie 'Exit Through the Gift Shop.' The ever elusive and illustrious graffiti artist will be taking viewers on a journey into his world of illegal art.

Tagged as the "world's first street art disaster' in the preview, 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' is destined for greatness -- just like Banksy himself.

Implications - The appeal in underground is its pure, uncorrupted nature. This art is not centred around sales and money, but around expression, which appeals to a small, yet devoted consumer base who are eager to support the works of lesser known artists. Overtime, as the admiration for this less mainstream art grows, much of this art will become institutionalized, generating more consumer buzz and subsequent profit for the artist.

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