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Shia LaBeouf brings his art to Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 01:45

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf brings the paper bag he famously wore at the Berlin film festival to an installation in Los Angeles where fans can look at the star. Rollo Ross reports.

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After Shia LaBeouf was accused of plagiarism, the Transformers star has been displaying odd behaviour - like walking out of the 'Nymphomaniac' press conference at the Berlin film festival after delivering an Eric Cantona quote about seagulls and then wearing a paper bag over his head to the premiere. However, the star insists online, it's all down to his newfound love of performance art. And, to try and build an audience for his work, LaBeouf put on an installation entitled #Iamsorry at a Los Angeles gallery. Around 30 people, including some hardcore Shia fans, were ushered in one by one to see his latest art in action. SOUNDBITE: Gallery visitor, Maycie Thornton, saying (English): "There's a table with a bunch of weird... there's like a wrench, flowers, Jack Daniels, Hershey's Kisses, and there's a lady standing behind it, and it says 'take one of these things,' and you take it in there with you. Then she then escorts you through this black curtain, and he's just sitting in this kind of dark room, in front of a table with his hands like this, and then he has a bag over his head that says "I'm not famous anymore"." SOUNDBITE: Gallery visitor, Pablo Pomez, saying (English): "You can try to talk to him, he didn't talk back to me, but then I sat down in front of him, looked at him in the eyes, and it was like a statue made of flesh." SOUNDBITE: Gallery visitor, Alex Schlagel, saying (English): "It was weird to be excited because he was so sad, and then I didn't know what else to say, so I asked if I could take his bag off, and he kind of just... And I was just like 'to make sure it was you..' You can tell when he smiles because the bag moves, and then he took it off, and it's him. So then I started freaking out and being like 'I loved you in 'Even Stevens' and 'Holes' and all the child movies because that's what I like. And then I just gave him my phone number and left." Aside from a potential date, it's unclear at this time what Shia hopes to achieve from his performance art. However anyone interested can visit the installation - complete with Shia and his paper bag - until February 16th.

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Shia LaBeouf brings his art to Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 01:45