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Friday, November 7, 2014

What if Mr.Brainwash is Banksy? Hublot, David Guetta, Mercedes, Madonna, Kanye, Kate Moss, Williamsburg, and Miami Basel.

Mr. Brainwash with the directors of Hublot Watches. Who buys investment art? Bankers and the elite. Who buys investment watches - Bankers and the elite. Some critics don't like Mr. Brainwash's art - too commercial - not enough integrity...while the fact of the matter is investors buy art for one reason - investment. Warhol and Basquiat sold pieces for $300 dollars when they first started. Mr. Brainwash is the only known mega celebrity artist that you can buy art at the college grad rate - $500 to $5000 is the average going rate for Mr. Brainwash. Already those pieces are selling for $100k or more.  Its all about the ROI and appreciation - you don't have to appreciate art to watch a named artist sky rocket in value. If you believe what Mr. Brainwash says, that anyone can be an artist - then the point in to inspire. Brainwash certainly inspires.
Hublot is the leading luxury brand watch tied with Audemars Piaget and Phillipe Patek for spending on PR campaigns - they have chosen an unlikely candidate - not an athlete or race car driver - but a whack attention grabbing artist, named Mr. Brainwash.
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

World Class Interior Designer Architect, Inson Wood, believes strongly that Mr. Brainwash may indeed be Banksy. In any event according to Wood, "His pieces have sold at Phillips de Pury for 5 times valuation estimates. Meaning purchased for 10k, estimated to sell at 20k then selling at 100k - not a bad investment for a years holding.

Mr. Brainwash makes a bit of fun at the commercialization of art much like, Banksy, and even Jeff Koons and his agent provocateur, Larry Gagosian. Its all about branding and manipulation of the public and private view. Many people have made remarks about the uncanny similarity of the method, not just style, of Mr.Brainwash art with that of Banksy. 

Mr. Brainwash and Jonny Depp. 

Mr. Brainwash recycles materials and material such as Warhol, Basquiat, Koons, Hirst and Pop Culture icons.

Why would Hublot choose Mr. Brainwash to be an Ambassador of their brand? They make a 5 million dollar watch - hardly the radical "follow your dreams" to the masses concept - but then again high low is always a good pitch - Jeff Koons with Lady Gaga, Dom Perrignon, and H and M. 

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 if there is a secret we don't know about the star of Banksy's film "Exit Through the Gift Shop" - like the possible fact that Mr. Brainwash aka Thierry Guetta is actually Banksy himself. As any good businessman knows from Steve Jobs, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, to Zuckerberg, the concept is to get others to do the work and even give them a little bit of credit.  Banksy has had a number of ambassadors act as him in his absence.  Banksy has also known that graffiti is applauded in London but shunned in America and erased within 24hrs in Paris because Parisians find it so unsightly. Even Blek LeRat, Banksy's other doppelgänger pointed out that graffiti was much more applauded in a country that still has a king.
     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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