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Jerry O'Connell Mocks Shia LaBeouf With Competing Exhibit Next Door: I AM SORRY TOO
This is getting so meta. Jerry O'Connell is now copying Shia LaBeouf's pop-up L.A. art show, who is ripping off artist Marina Abramovic. The glass window of Artspace Warehouse is covered with the same frosted sign and lettering as LaBeouf's gallery show next door, but it says "#IAMSORRYTOO, Jerry O'Connell."
Bravo, O'Connell, bravo.
A person who works at the gallery located at 7358 Beverly Blvd. confirmed that anyone can come over to the gallery now and it will be open until 5 p.m. However, it will run just one day unlike LaBeouf's, which will go on until this Sunday.
Here's a photo of O'Connell with a paper bag on his head that says, "SUPER FAMOUS" and he's holding a copy of the film he starred in as a child actor, Stand By Me:
We dropped by LaBeouf's exhibit yesterday, where he sat in a room wearing a tuxedo with a paper bag over his head with the words emblazoned across it, "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE." We shared a few uncomfortable moments with the Transformers star as he blinked at us in silence. Others sat in a room with him as he sobbed uncontrollably. There were also implements to punish him with which the patrons would choose from, including an Indiana-Jones-like whip and a copy of the anthology of
David Daniel Clowes' artwork. (LaBeouf was accused of plagiarizing Clowes' work for his short film, HowardCantour.com.)
BuzzFeed's Louis Peitzman, who just dropped by the art show, described his experience. He chose from a table of implements just like LaBeouf's and picked out the a Blu-ray copy of Stand By Me. Peitzman writes:
Unlike LaBeouf, however, O’Connell speaks, tearfully apologizing for all the world’s ills and holding out his hand. I asked for a photo, which he approved. And then disapproved. And then approved again. I snapped a few while he was approving.