Exit Through the Gift Shop - Review


It would be hard to imagine a documentary more prankishly enjoyable than Exit Through the Gift Shop. On the simplest level, it's the story of a man with an obsession. His name is Thierry Guetta, and in the late 1990s he's the French-born owner of an L.A. boutique who gets fixated on the new global tidal wave of anonymous street art. Through Guetta, we meet folks like Shepard Fairey, who later became famous for his Obama poster (though he was already an underground star for his satirical-fascist image of wrestler Andre the Giant). Guetta follows Fairey and others on their midnight guerrilla-art missions, videotaping their exploits for a doc he plans to make.


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