Banksy, Shepard Fairey Art Show Slammed with Gallery Goers

By 7 p.m. last night, the line to get into West Hollywood's Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art was around the block. It was a strong showing for a exciting display of art by Banksy, Shepard Fairey and more. The show located in the back gallery, called Get Rich Quick, featured rare originals and prints. A couple artists on the bill, such as Space Invader, had pieces that didn't make it via mail yet, but the jovial crowd did not seem to mind—plenty of folks were happy to see friends and snap camera phone photos of Banksy's prints.

Out in the front gallery, there was an exclusive look into Brazilian artist Thais Beltrame's cherub-esque work. On Saturday, her show will be accompanied by an afternoon of festivities from 3 to 7 p.m. including capoeira dancing, DJs and live silkscreening. The main attraction is Native Angeleno and author Phuong-Cac Nguyen, who will launching her new travel book Total São Paulo: A Guide to the Unexpected. Oh, and complimentary caipirinhas will be served, but it's recommended you RSVP for the event by e-mail (rsvp@carmichaelgallery.com).