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Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

BRUTAL Is a Polite Word for What This Show's Going to Have on Display

Susan Michals | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

"When I think about brutality, I think about the destruction of love. I see my piece Love Story as an x-ray; a recorded moment of a relationship disintegrating."

Banksy Gave a Man Whose Home He Tagged Enough Money To Live for a Year

ARTINFO | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

In 2011, while in Los Angeles promoting his documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop," the shadowy British street artist Banksy tagged a vaguely elepha...

Street Art With a Bigger Purpose

Untapped Cities | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York
Untapped Cities

In cities like New York City, some street art has a much bigger purpose than the murals and graffiti art coloring cracked sidewalks and plastering the sides of old buildings and subway walls. Check out our finds.

The Art World's Unsolved Mysteries

MutualArt | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts

Murder, theft, and hidden identity describe just a few mysteries confounding the art world. The business side of Art can get messy, especially when the stakes are high. How did a billionaire legally "steal" a $10 million painting?

'The Simpsons' Newest Guest Star Is ...

Posted 02.16.2012 | Los Angeles

If you think that street art can look a little cartoonish, you're right -- at least you will be on March 4th. LA street artists are taking over "Th...

INTERVIEW: Mr. Brainwash's Pop Art Chaos

Andrew Reilly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Arts

By now, you are probably familiar with Mr. Brainwash, the controversial hot topic that has the art world scratching their heads and opening up their c...

Mr. Brainwash Goes Big (PHOTOS)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

When you're Thierry Guetta, your biggest challenge may be how to top yourself. After a debut art show that drew thousands in 2008, there may be little else but to live the life of an artist whose work is in demand.

WATCH: Mr. Brainwash Prepares 'Art Show 2011'

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

Mr. Brainwash, the polarizing art megastar made famous/infamous in Banksy's Oscar-nominated documentary "Exit Through The Gift Shop" is readying an 80...

Banksy's Rival

Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

As far as his fans are concerned, Banksy can do no wrong. But a new documentary airing on UK's Channel 4 shows the complicated relationship that Bansk...

Q&A: Morgan Spurlock Celebrates on Current TV 50 Greatest Documentaries

Brad Balfour | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media
Brad Balfour

On the heels of Docuweeks' annual August kickoff, Current TV launched a five-part celebration, 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, on August 2 hosted by energetic documentarian Morgan Spurlock.

Assault On The Myth Of Banksy: 'Lush Sells Out In LA'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.23.2011 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

International street artist Lush opened his show in downtown Los Angeles with as much fanfare and contempt imaginable. Making bold, often savage comm...

'Banksy | War Boutique': Two Sides Of The Street

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

The Andipa Gallery in London is selling the works of two urban art non-conformists, Banksy and War Boutique, in a specular show of some of Banksy's mo...

Real Street Art and L.A. Legacies

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Max Benavidez

You can't bring the raw energy and sheer free expression that is global street art into an institution and still label it street art.

Banksy's Wife Revealed?

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Working happily at her laptop, she looks like just another unremarkable young professional. But this is the first picture of Joy Millward, the very...

Banksy's 'Elephant' Art On Tank Was Home To Tachowa Covington

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

​You can live in art (architect R.M. Schindler's work is often an object of desire in L.A.) if you have the means. But for an otherwise homeless ...

So You Want to Make a Movie? First, Find Your Fans

Gideon Lichfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gideon Lichfield

It's a cliché that technology is transforming everything, but for film-makers it has truly turned the world upside down. The drawback? You've got competition like you never had it before.

PHOTOS: Will The Real Banksy Please Stand Up?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Banksy's movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop" didn't win the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the Oscars, putting to rest the wild speculation of w...

VOTE: Will Banksy Show Up To The Oscars? What Will He Be Wearing?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Banksy has been making appearances all over Los Angeles in recent weeks in the form of stenciled street art, but it remains unknown whether the myster...

Docu-Drama: Surprises and Snubs for the Best Documentary Oscar

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's a good time to dust off your queue and take a look at some of the best documentaries of 2010 while we can still remember them.

Banksy A No-Show At Documentary Nominees Panel

AP/HuffPost | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Banksy apparently wasn't in the building. The mysterious graffiti star, who's up for an Oscar for his film, "Exit Through...

WATCH: 'How To Sell A Banksy' On How Art Goes From Street To Sold

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

How do you sell street art? A "Banksy" is worth millions, but he installs his pieces for free. The process from street to sale is a convoluted, chaoti...

Why Is Exit Through the Giftshop Nominated for Best Documentary?

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Flanagan

It's hard to make sense of Exit Through the Giftshop's nomination in the documentary category, except as a ploy by the Academy to remain relevant with a younger audience.

WATCH: Banksy's Sunset Boulevard Billboard Removed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Banksy has been popping up all over Los Angeles this week. From a stencil of a boy soldier (armed with crayons) in Westwood to a mischievous Charlie B...

Will Banksy Show Up At The Oscars In A Monkey Mask? | MELENA RYZIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The will-he, won't-he riddle about Banksy and the Oscars -- will he show up? won't he be in disguise? -- has a solution. After the Oscar nominees lunc...