LaBeouf Launches Bizarre Performance Art Exhibit
February 11, 2014
Following a string of bizarre antics in recent weeks that included wearing a paper bag over his head on the red carpet of the weekend premiere of his new film Nymphomaniac in Berlin, Shia LaBeouf has now launched a new performance art installation in Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old star has rented gallery space that will showcase the exhibit -- called #IAmSorry -- which will be open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday at 7354 Beverly Boulevard, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A press release announcing the performance art show read: "Shia LaBeouf is sorry. Sincerely sorry. He will be in situ at 7354 Beverly Boulevard for the duration. Implements will be provided. Free admission."
After being let into the gallery, a woman seated behind a table invites visitors to choose one object from a selection of "implements," THR reported. A proposal obtained last month by THR indicated that several of the objects correspond to major films associated to LaBeouf's career, including a whip (Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull) and several Transformers toys. A bowl of Hershey's Kisses, a pair of pliers, a bottle of Brut cologne, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a bowl of folded up notes -- each bearing Twitter comments about LaBeouf, according to the proposal -- were also available for choosing.
The visitor is then led past a curtain into a tiny room, where LaBeouf sits at a small wooden table, with the now-famous paper bag declaring "I am not famous anymore" placed over his head, according to THR, which reported that the actor never broke eye contact, but responded with total silence to a series of questions. His only reaction came at the very end, in the form of a nodded acknowledgment after being thanked for the experience.
The Insider correspondent Michael Yo was among the first to spend time with the artist this afternoon. Michael asked Shia to remove the bag from his head and the two posed for the shot below.