|Mr. Brainwash appropriates popular icons.|
|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.|
The biggest question and biggest clue that Banksy may in fact be Mr. Brainwash, or a product there of, is perhaps the unanswered question - why on earth would Banksy make a hoax movie or a movie that featured the bumbling videographer, Mr. Brainwash, and then somehow promote him in a video. The other question is why is Mr. Brainwash's art so similar and of a quality that is as good or better than Banksy's? Is it coached or produced by Banksy - and is Mr. Brainwash just another ambassador of Banksy - or is he indeed the real thing. And why the name Mr. Brainwash - why "Mr." ( for a guy so absolutely casual ) and why "Brainwash". Are we to assume we are being brainwashed by a multinational corporation called Banksy - or is there some real artistic talent going on here in the form of a hyper energetic Frenchman - named Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash.
We know one thing for sure, Mr. Brainwash never answers questions about Banksy, nor goes into to many details about 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 it almost doesn't matter if Mr. Brainwash is Banksy or not, ( although he does think he could be ) - "Mr. Brainwash has evolved into his own very unique brand. He has a loyal following - just look at the people who come out to see his art shows - you can't fake that. Brainwash is in any case independent of the mentor shadow of Banksy, whether Banksy turns out to be 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, DJ David Guetta, Realestate Developers and powerhouse art collectors as well as big auction houses like Phillips de Pury. The next best investment art could well be Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash.
Either way it perhaps doesn't matter because he is slowly becoming the ultra prolific
Picasso/Warhol hybrid 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. His presence is overwhelming whether globally at fashion shows and art openings or virtually all over the internet on every social media possible - the extraverted artist we see in Brainwash is quite the opposite of the recluse we see in Banksy...and that's a good thing - todays artist should have a voice (mail ) and a face ( book )....
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