Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Banksy responds to his Oscar loss with new street art

03.10.2011

If you lived in LA in the few weeks leading up to the Oscars, you knew Banksy was in town. His work popped up all around the city, and everyone was waiting to see what would happen on stage when he won an Oscar for his film EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.

But he didn't.

Rather, the Matt Damon-narrated INSIDE JOB won, and a likely memorable Oscar moment was lost to the abyss.

So how does Banksy feel about his loss? The above piece of art has just popped up in Weston, UK, and it seems to reflect his thoughts on the matter. You can interpret that he thinks the Oscar isn't really much more than a child's plaything, and what this is referencing is an actual even that happened after the show.

One of the KING'S SPEECH's co-producers Simon Egan gave his 15-month old daughter his statue to play with, unfortunately she dropped and damaged it, and the entire event was caught on video which you can see below.

Do you think EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP should have won the Oscar? I just watched INSIDE JOB, and though the content was informative, important and terrifying, it's hard to argue that a bunch of talking heads is a better documentary than Banky's elaborately crafted film about the rise of a modern art superstar.

Extra Tidbit: Come to Michigan Banksy, we have ass tons of abandoned buildings for you to draw on.

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+0
5:23AM on 03/11/2011
Spray painting stencils is kewl!!
Spray painting stencils is kewl!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:45PM on 03/10/2011

He was also in...

...Providence, Rhode Island, on the wall of a Thayer Street restaurant.
...Providence, Rhode Island, on the wall of a Thayer Street restaurant.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:00PM on 03/10/2011
Apparently this piece is a fake and not done by Banksy.

[link]
Apparently this piece is a fake and not done by Banksy.

[link]
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-13
5:57PM on 03/10/2011

Pfft.

Booooring. Banksy lost all crediblity the second the average douche on the street knew his name over here in the UK, nevermind in the U.S. . Next please....
Booooring. Banksy lost all crediblity the second the average douche on the street knew his name over here in the UK, nevermind in the U.S. . Next please....
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:25PM on 03/11/2011
I like how graffiti artists/fans are pretty much proto-hipsters.

"Oh, you've never heard of my favorite, but his name is _________. Oh, you have heard of him? Well he's not my favorite anymore; he's a sellout."
I like how graffiti artists/fans are pretty much proto-hipsters.

"Oh, you've never heard of my favorite, but his name is _________. Oh, you have heard of him? Well he's not my favorite anymore; he's a sellout."
2:57PM on 03/11/2011
Completely agree Lord Thayer.
Completely agree Lord Thayer.
5:55PM on 03/10/2011
Exit Through the Gift Shop was a great documentary, but as far as "fun" documentaries go I would have to say I loved Best Worst Movie a whole lot more.
Exit Through the Gift Shop was a great documentary, but as far as "fun" documentaries go I would have to say I loved Best Worst Movie a whole lot more.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:06PM on 03/10/2011

Inside Job Vote...

I saw them both. Liked them both...

I give the nod to Inside Job based on the few things:

Inside Job felt a little more meaningful and substantial. Also I'm not sure how I would classify Exit Through the Gift Shop. I guess it was a documentary, it seemed almost like a commentary (if there is such a category for a film)...

I don't "work on documentaries regularly" but that's my $.02
I saw them both. Liked them both...

I give the nod to Inside Job based on the few things:

Inside Job felt a little more meaningful and substantial. Also I'm not sure how I would classify Exit Through the Gift Shop. I guess it was a documentary, it seemed almost like a commentary (if there is such a category for a film)...

I don't "work on documentaries regularly" but that's my $.02
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:25PM on 03/10/2011
Haha, that came off sounding wayyyy more pretentious than expected... Shame on me.
Haha, that came off sounding wayyyy more pretentious than expected... Shame on me.
+0
4:01PM on 03/10/2011
I think its nifty, plus its not like he's getting paid to do all this so I think he's a very respectable artist.
I think its nifty, plus its not like he's getting paid to do all this so I think he's a very respectable artist.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-13
3:41PM on 03/10/2011
Oooo! Somebody drew a little girl on the sidewalk! Big f*cking deal! Who gives a shit about this dork? And nice name.
Oooo! Somebody drew a little girl on the sidewalk! Big f*cking deal! Who gives a shit about this dork? And nice name.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-23
3:29PM on 03/10/2011
I tried watching Exit Through Gift Shop and got bored and turned it off. I watch (and work on) documentaries regularly, and since vaulting through various Netflix Docs since watch instantly took over my life, this is the first one that I ever just quit on. So, after giving it a fair shake for 30 minutes, I can say it certainly didn't deserve an Oscar. Movies, even documentaries, should be able to keep the attention of an interested viewer.
I tried watching Exit Through Gift Shop and got bored and turned it off. I watch (and work on) documentaries regularly, and since vaulting through various Netflix Docs since watch instantly took over my life, this is the first one that I ever just quit on. So, after giving it a fair shake for 30 minutes, I can say it certainly didn't deserve an Oscar. Movies, even documentaries, should be able to keep the attention of an interested viewer.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:10AM on 03/11/2011
i don't agree with you that it's a slow starter, but the really interesting happens in the second half. you should give it another chance
i don't agree with you that it's a slow starter, but the really interesting happens in the second half. you should give it another chance
2:56PM on 03/10/2011

banksy=

over fucking rated hack.
over fucking rated hack.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:28PM on 03/10/2011
WHEEEEE! EVERYONES BE HATIN' ON ME!
WHEEEEE! EVERYONES BE HATIN' ON ME!
2:27PM on 03/11/2011
Copy and pasted from an above reply:

I like how graffiti artists/fans are pretty much proto-hipsters.

"Oh, you've never heard of my favorite, but his name is _________. Oh, you have heard of him? Well he's not my favorite anymore; he's a sellout."
Copy and pasted from an above reply:

I like how graffiti artists/fans are pretty much proto-hipsters.

"Oh, you've never heard of my favorite, but his name is _________. Oh, you have heard of him? Well he's not my favorite anymore; he's a sellout."
2:23PM on 03/10/2011
I have heard great things about Inside Job. Banksy's movie was a work of art (no pun intended), and deserves the cult status it has. As much as I was hoping it'd win, that it lost seems fitting in a way, as it also perpetuates Banksy's legend. But I also wonder how well Inside Job will stand up over the course of time. There are some great timely documentaries that do well at reflecting for any time, and there are some that are made for the moment. Exit Through the Gift Shop isn't either one,
I have heard great things about Inside Job. Banksy's movie was a work of art (no pun intended), and deserves the cult status it has. As much as I was hoping it'd win, that it lost seems fitting in a way, as it also perpetuates Banksy's legend. But I also wonder how well Inside Job will stand up over the course of time. There are some great timely documentaries that do well at reflecting for any time, and there are some that are made for the moment. Exit Through the Gift Shop isn't either one, really, and it's also one of the very finest movies to come out last year.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More

Taboola