As if traffic along the La Brea corridor isn't already bad enough, L.A.'s beloved street artist Mr. Brainwash -- who first got attention through our cover story and later through the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop -- is staging another spectacular and he needs your help. The man partially responsible for the death of street art as we know it (is that a bad thing?) wants to put you, yes you, in his next show.
The open invitation echoes the recent "Chain Letter" exhibit at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, in which curators emailed an invitation to artists to show their work, and those artists then passed the same invite along to fellow artists, and so on, until eventually 1,600 artists showed up, artwork in hand.
None of the donated work will be for sale, and you won't get it back, as it will be destroyed with the building once Thierry vacates. But of course, he's filming it, so who's to say Banksy's not thinking about a Gift Shop sequel?
80,000 square feet. Can he fill it? "I don't accept impossible," says Guetta on a recent visit. "I see art everywhere!"
More details can be found at artshow2011.com@LAWeeklyArts on Twitter.