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Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash, Thierry Guetta (French, b.1966), is a Pop Artist and videographer whose Graffiti and Contemporary pieces are highly valued by art collectors. Mr. Brainwash was born in Paris, but relocated to Los Angeles when he was 15. Mr. Brainwash started to record the nightly escapades of his cousin Space Invader and other Street artists, such as Shepard Fairey back in 2000. In 2009, Mr. Brainwash met with Banksy and assisted him in launching his Los Angeles show Barely Legal. The two artists afterwards decided to make a documentary detailing life in the secretive Graffiti art scene. The result was the Oscar-nominated documentary Exit through the Gift Shop, which depicts the meteoric rise of Mr. Brainwash in the Street Art scene, with some of his works, such as the portrait of Jim Morrison, selling for US$100,000. Following the success of the film, Mr. Brainwash gained massive following with his exhibitions such as the one held at the Opera Gallery, London, selling out within two days.

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