Beverly Boulevard is awash in meta-ism today.
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Whereas LaBeouf’s art-apology, “IAMSORRY,” is riffing on artist Marina Abramovic’s 2010
Further exacerbating this seemingly infinite regression of copycat behavior is the near-whirling dervish of reporters who've cycled through the tiny gallery space where LaBeouf has set up shop, all recounting nearly identical visits with him — how he sat there, stock-still, with a paper bag on his head that read "I Am Not Famous Anymore," the tears he shed through the bag's eye holes, the eerie silence, LaBeouf's audible breath.
One difference? The rumpled paper bag over O'Connell's head says, "Super Famous." O'Connell's work is being filmed for funnyordie.com.
We hear the line outside Cohen Gallery has grown since Tuesday, when it was about a dozen or so people, mostly media. Today it's more than 200 and winds around the block. Apparently, plagiarism, and apologies for it, are hot.