Get unlimited digital access to baltimoresun.com. $0.99 for 4 weeks.
Entertainment

Shia LaBeouf stages L.A. art installation titled '#IAMSORRY'

We know this to be true: Shia LaBeouf is sorry. Sincerely sorry.

What for? In December, LaBeouf used work, without giving credit, by the illustrator Daniel Clowes in his short film, "HowardCantour.com."

After a storm of plagiarism allegations, LaBeouf issued an apology that read, in part: "In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation. ... I'm embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration. ... I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it."

Now LaBeouf is putting on a collaborative art installation titled "#IAMSORRY" with Finnish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö and painter Luke Turner in L.A.Will the exhibit be as strange as LaBeouf’s behavior lately? On Sunday, the actor showed up at the Berlin premiere of Lars von Trier's “Nymphomaniac: Volume I,” which features LeBeouf, wearing a black tuxedo with a paper bag over his head that read: “I Am Not Famous Anymore.”

That, of course, is not an accurate statement. Fame is just turning into infamy.

Los Angeles Times

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Behind the Shia LaBeouf controversy
    Behind the Shia LaBeouf controversy

    Of all the questions that have swirled around the Shia LaBeouf-Dan Clowes controversy, the biggest has been: Could he really not have known that making an uncredited movie with similarities to an existing graphic novel was wrong?

  • Billy Joel to perform at M&T Bank Stadium in July
    Billy Joel to perform at M&T Bank Stadium in July

    Billy Joel, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member with more than 150 million records sold worldwide, will perform at M&T Bank Stadium on July 25, according to Live Nation. The concert’s formal announcement — featuring Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Ravens president...

  • George G. 'Greg' Plitt Jr.
    George G. 'Greg' Plitt Jr.

    George G. "Greg" Plitt Jr., a Gilman School graduate, actor, stunt double, and a certified personal trainer who was considered the No. 1 male fitness model in the world, died Jan. 17 in Burbank, Calif., after being struck by a passenger train.

  • Black History Month events in the Baltimore area
    Black History Month events in the Baltimore area

    In celebration of Black History Month, museums, playhouses and other cultural institutions throughout the Baltimore area have prepared exhibits, lectures, plays, musical performances and other events touching on the African-American experience in the Free State. From the Buffalo Soldiers at...

  • The best and worst Super Bowl halftime performances
    The best and worst Super Bowl halftime performances

    Watch some football, eat some chicken wings and take a break in the middle of it all to be entertained by the likes of Bruno Mars, Beyonce or Prince.

  • Peabody Early Music Department goes "To Hell and Back"
    Peabody Early Music Department goes "To Hell and Back"

    If the cold is getting you down, how about heading "To Hell and Back"? That's the title of a pretty hot presentation by the Peabody Early Music Department, which has its final performance Wednesday night at the Theatre Project.

Comments
Loading