|Co-branding - Mr. Brainwash examines an Hublot watch in a white hygenic lab coat - a far cry from his signature style Jackson Pollack on steriods approach to throwing paint on everything from rubber tires to buildings.|
|Mr. Brainwash has been commissioned to paint an entire new condominium in the fashionable Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.|
|Banksy - Blek le Rat - Mr. Brainwash aka Thierry Guetta and David Guetta|
|Mr. Brainwash and Jonny Depp.|
|Mr. Brainwash recycles materials and material such as Warhol, Basquiat, Koons, Hirst and Pop Culture icons.|
|Mr. Brainwash aligns himself with as many rockstars, movie stars, DJ's and luxury brands as possible.|
|Mr. Brainwash and 911 World Trade Center Memorial.|
|Mr. Brainwash does one thing right - he goes big.|
|Mr. Brainwash and Jimmy Fallon - after painting a Mercedes car stunt - painting a late night show host...check!|
|Music and Mr. Brainwash - the ultimate PR - music.|
What fun is the prank if one can never take credit - not even a little bit. Serial killers often crave being caught and revel in their genius after have been caught. Perhaps Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash realized he was more powerful with a face when sharing his 12 step art therapy for the masses. Where Banksy hid in the shadows, Mr. Brainwash is a brazen showboat with sold out art shows at affordable prices, even free art and almost free art available on his website for as little as $100 -see www.mrbrainwash.com
The biggest question and biggest give away clue is perhaps why on earth would Banksy make a hoax movie or a movie that featured the videographer, Mr. Brainwash. The other question is why is Mr. Brainwash's art as good or better than Banksy's? Is it coached or produced by Banksy - and is Brainwash just another ambassador - or is he indeed the real thing. And why the name Mr. Brainwash - why "Mr." ( for a guy so absolutely casual ) and why "Brainwash".
Mr. Brainwash never answers questions about Banksy nor himself - they are the same approximate age, they are similar in philosophy if you dig deep - art for the people and in someways by the people. Something for everyone. Banksy sold paintings in Central Park recently for $25 dollars and gallery shows are often labeled "unauthorized. Perhaps Banksy is a hedgefund conglomerate plot - or maybe just a crazy guy who knows how to sell to the young generation - Brainwash/Guetta allegedly sold blue jeans for much of his life to the tune of a $10 million dollar net worth.
To collector/ dealers like Inson Dubois Wood is doesn't matter if Mr. Brainwash is Banksy or not, ( although he does think he could be ) - "Mr. Brainwash has evolved into his very unique brand. He is independent of the mentor shadow of Banksy, whether it was his teacher or his alter ego, it no longer matters. He is co-branding with the biggest names in the world: Hublot, Jimmy Fallon, Madonna, Mercedes, Kanye, David Guetta, Realestate Developers, Phillips de Pury - he is almost outshining Jeff Koons on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook - the numbers don't lie when it comes to things like Youtube audiences. Soon he may be matching Jeff Koons prices if he limits his pieces to 5 of each and gets Larry Gagosian to rep him....or if he turns out to be Banksy...
Either way it doesn't matter because he is the Picasso of the new millenia - no one can keep up with his energy, no one can even come close to the number of pieces he makes, the scale and size of his shows and audience - at the recent olympics in London - he had a space of 140,000 square feet with 50,000 visitors - that makes Andy Warhol look like a middle school drop out in popularity.