A PITNB Investigative Report
In the wake of the odd behavior actor Shia LaBeouf has been exhibiting in public recently, including his decision to walk the red carpet of his new movie while wearing a paper bag over his head that read I Am Not Famous, we learned earlier this week that Shia opened a performance art installation project thing here in LA at a gallery called #IAMSORRY. In a blatant rip-off/homage to Marina Abramović‘s performance art piece The Artist Is Present, LeBeouf is making himself available to the public by sitting in a room so that people can sit across from him and do whatever they like (within reason) as he sits there. At the urging of a few PITNB readers, I decided to head down to the gallery and check out Shia‘s #IAMSORRY project for myself and report back to all y’all. Yesterday afternoon, my friend Ollie and I made our way to the Cohen Gallery on Beverly Blvd. to see what we could find. Click below for my full report on #IAMSORRY. More »
Posted under: #IAMSORRY, Shia LaBeouf
"We can see as an influence from my piece, but this is not my piece."
This week Shia LaBeouf launched an art project/installation/thing called #IAMSORRY that mimics in many ways the performance art piece The Artist Is Present by Marina Abramović. Abramović was asked her thoughts on LaBeouf‘s piece and she gave a very interesting response. Marina makes clear that she does not find Shia‘s project to have “anything to do with her” even tho her piece was an obvious influence (which is a very kind response since many other people see Shia‘s piece as a straight rip-off of Marina‘s). Click below to read what else Abramović has to say about #IAMSORRY and her opinions on Shia LaBeouf himself. More »
Earlier this week we learned that Shia LaBeouf, who has been acting a bit strange in public lately, decided to open an art installation of sorts here in LA called #IAMSORRY where he allows members of the public to sit across a table from him to shoe them how “sorry” he is. Today we learn that actor Jerry O’Connell, with a little help from Funny or Die, has decided to take things one step further and troll Shia‘s art piece by opening his own parody art piece called #IAMSORRYTOO right next door. Like Shia, it is believed that Jerry will make himself available to members of the public but unlike Shia, my guess is that Jerry plans to have a little more fun with this project. More »
Earlier this week we learned that actor Shia LaBeouf caused a scene at the Berlin premiere of his new film Nymphomaniac when he walked the red carpet with a paper bag over his head that read I Am No Longer Famous. Today we learn that Shia is “sorry” for, well, everything and he wants the world to know that he is sorry. Shia has set up an performance art installation here in LA titled #IAMSORRY where he is making himself available to the public until February 16 from the hours of 11AM – 6PM. Individual people are allowed entry into the Cohen Gallery, one at a time, and are met with Shia sitting behind a desk. Sound familiar? It should because this kind of performance art has been done before and by better artists. But, I digress. Click below to see the press release announcement that was sent out at the launch of this project yesterday and see a couple photos that were snapped inside of Shia‘s #IAMSORRY project. More »
Posted under: #IAMSORRY, Shia LaBeouf
"causing quite a stir"
Over the weekend a new coffee shop opened here in LA that looks exactly like a Starbucks shop except for the signage that reads Dumb Starbucks. As soon as word began to spread about this shop, folks have been lining up for hours waiting to get in and order the “dumb” drink offerings that are available. Starbucks, the company, is aware of the store and are reportedly examining their legal options and up until now, no one knew who was behind the shop … but many people started to believe it was a Banksy piece of performance art. Just moments ago, LA artist Marc Horowitz claimed credit for the project on Twitter … but he has yet to prove his claim. Click below to learn more about this … well, whatever it is and see what you think. UPDATE: The real person responsible for this prank is not Horowitz, it’s actually THIS guy. More »
The TV Guide
With the upcoming Grammy Awards on my mind, I posted yesterday afternoon a message on Twitter and Facebook asking folks to give me suggestions on how to freshen up my running playlist as I look forward toward the coming months of running and I got a lot of really great suggestions. I played some of those suggestions as I tackled, at long last, the mountain of laundry that had piled up on my in the past few weeks. As you may know, I recently returned from a nice holiday in Japan and then immediately ran a half marathon before I packed up my bags and flew to Florida to take on 4 more running races … leaving me with a lot of stinky, dirty clothes to take care of. Thankfully, I was able to get most of it done which means I now have lots of fresh-smelling and very clean clothes to dirty up again when my next race comes around. More »
The TV Guide
Adriana and I got another day into the books here in Tokyo, Japan. Because it was a rainy day for us, we decided to do indoor things to fill up our day. The early part of our Friday was spent inside the Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo. I really really wanted to visit this museum to see the artwork of Tokujin Yoshioka and was NOT disappointed in the least. We enjoyed the museum so much that we stayed there pretty much most of the day until closing. Afterward, we made our way to an indoor amusement park and video arcade called Joypolis and played away the rest of the day/evening. On our way home we randomly made a new friend and decided to extend our night’s outing with a nightcap and late nite pizza. It really was a superfun day. More »
The TV Guide
Yay! Yesterday was Day 1 of our visit here to Tokyo, Japan and LAWD did we pack a lot in on our first day. We decided that we wanted to make our way to the Mori Art Museum and maybe do a little bit of shopping along the course of our 3 mile walk. Once we made it to Harajuku, shopping took precedence and a few hours later we made it to the museum … then more fun shopping in Shibuya. I’m not even kidding you … I love ever single thing I see. Our first day here in the city was a delight … and we’ve only just begun! Click below to see some photos from our Xmas Eve in Japan and read about some of our fun. More »
'Better Out Than In' Continues to Unfold
On Monday we learned that mysterious street artist Banksy orchestrated an art stunt on the streets of NYC over the weekend that no one knew what was really going on until after it was all said and done. Today we get to see the latest art stunt that Banksy has unleashed upon the Big Apple as his ongoing Better Out Than In art residency in NYC rolls on. Banksy has been spray painting art pieces all over NYC in the past couple of weeks but has, today, unveiled a new sculpture as part of his art residency. Ronald McDonald is the subject of Banksy‘s latest art piece, check it out in full below and see what Banksy has come up with now. More »
Posted under: 'Shoeshine', Banksy
He only made $420
For the past week or so, famed graffiti artist Banksy has been running all over NYC, NY putting up new artwork for fans to seek out and admire for an art residency he is calling Better Out Than In. As is his style, Banksy has been working in secret installing his graffiti artwork and, in some instances, orchestrating elaborate art installations. On Saturday, Banksy set up a stall next to Central Park where he sold original spray paint artwork for $60 each, a HUGE bargain considering his artwork sells for $10,000+ at auction. The only problem for collectors was that no one knew that the stall was selling original Banksy pieces. Big cities like NYC have lots of bootleg stalls that sell cheap reproductions of Banksy‘s work so, it makes sense why most people would overlook a stall featuring “his artwork”. The Art Sale was just the latest of Banky‘s brilliant art installations. The video above, published on Banksy‘s official website, shows the world how his Art Sale went. Click below to read what Banksy has to say about his little gag and find out if he plans on orchestrating another Art Sale any time soon.