Shia LaBeouf Is Currently Doing Some Kind of Super Artsy Thing in Los Angeles
As you’ve probably heard by now, Actor, director, and mirror to our tortured souls, Shia LaBeouf is doing some sort of performance art thing in Los Angeles.
The exhibition/performance/whatever is called #IAMSORRY and is being held at 7354 Beverly Blvd until Sunday.
I headed down to check it out.
I arrived expecting a huge line, but there was none. Just one other guy and a security guard. The guard told me that I was the 75th person to see the exhibit, and that I had to go in alone, “because we don’t want anyone else to ruin your experience.”
After about five minutes of waiting, the security guy gave me the once over with a metal detector, and I was allowed inside.
I ended up in a room with a bunch of objects laid out on a table. I managed to sneak a photo.
There was a ukelele, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a bowl containing print-outs of mean tweets about Shia, a bowl of Hershey’s Kisses, a bottle of Brut cologne, a copy of The Death Rayby Daniel Clowes, an Optimus Prime action figure, some pliers and a whip.
A woman told me to choose an object. I picked up the bowl of mean tweets about Shia.
A copy of the press release for whatever this thing is.
Bowl in hand, the woman led me through a curtain and into a small room.
Shia was sitting at a small wooden table in the center of the space. He was wearing a suit and the “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” bag that he had on his head in Berlin.
The woman left, and it was just me and Shia. I didn’t sneak a photo of him, out of respect for his art (JK, I chickened out.)
I sat down opposite him. As far as I could tell, I wasn’t being filmed and nobody was listening in.
After sitting there for a few seconds with Shia staring at me in silence, I said, “So you’re not gonna talk, huh?” He didn’t respond.
“Do you ever look in the mirror and think, ‘I’ve seen that face before’?”
Talk about a regeneration gone wrong, artist Brandon Bird has painted a series of portraits of Shia LaBeouf as every version of the Doctor from Doctor Who. In some alternate universe there may be a version of Doctor Who done by Shia LaBeouf. Of course, he would try to defeat the Daleks by wearing a paper bag on his head and he’d claim that he came up with idea for Doctor Who and the BBC copied him.
My most recent drawing of Jack. Still not perfect but DAMN is it an improvement!!
This was my first ever drawing of Jack, drawn just over a year ago.
I’m still not where I want to be, but I’ve made SO MUCH progress. It just hit me today how much progress I have actually made over a year. It may not seem like much to some, but I can see it, and that’s what counts.
So, this is just a message to all y’all artists out there: KEEP MAKING ART!
It is super frustrating to see your art and compare it to others and it not square up. Sometimes I hate drawing. Sometimes I wish I never drew anything in my life, but at the end of the day I love it and I want to see it grow. I want to keep getting better.
And I want to see every person who has any type of passion for art to keep pushing forward!! I want you to look at your old art and see how far you have come. I want you to succeed at your passions, because it is such a good feeling to do something and actually like the outcome.
Okay, sorry, I’m done now lol. I am just super happy about this and I want others to feel the same about their progress, because any progress, no matter how little, is still one step forward! :D