Shia LaBeouf opens installation art piece ‘#IAmSorry’

February 12 08:00 2014

Shia LaBeouf may claim on his twitter page and the paper bag he’s taken to wearing over his head that he’s not famous, but evidently it’s difficult for him to not make headlines.

Continuing his bizarre string of behavior under the guise of artistic expression, Shia LaBeouf has opened a Los Angeles installation art piece, titled “#IAmSorry,” on Beverly Boulevard, which he’ll be a part of for one week.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a press release for the gallery reads “Shia LaBeouf is sorry. Sincerely sorry. He will be in situ at 7354 Beverly Boulevard for the duration. Implements will be provided. Free admission.”

The Metro reports that the so-called implements are relics of LaBeouf’s career, including Transformers toys and an Indiana Jones-esque whip, along with other objects including a pair of pliers and a bottle of cologne.

Through the next room, LaBeouf himself sits at a small table with his favorite bag over his head, reading “I Am Not Famous Anymore,” which he also wore to the Berlin Film Festival. He remains still and silent in the art installation, where only one person is allowed into the room with him at a time to ask questions, which he will not answer.

The “#IAmSorry” show, also known as the greatest show on earth, a collaboration between LaBeouf and artists Nastja Sade Ronkko and Luke Turner, will last from Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This latest stunt of the Nymphomaniac star is nothing new, as he’s been doing everything he can for puzzled attention since his short film was outed as obvious plagiarism of a work by Daniel Clowes. His previous behavior includes a series of plagiarized apologies, strange tweets, a fight outside a bar, and, just the other night, storming out of a press conference and returning to the premiere of Nymphomaniac at Berlin Film Festival with a paper bag over his head.

His actions were outed as some attempt at performance art long ago by a hastily deleted twitter rant he posted, commenting on the nature of plagiarism in the digital world. It seems the LaBeouf, however, has no intentions of stopping the charade before he makes a pointless spectacle of himself, if he’s not already past that point.

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