After I watched Banksy’s “Exit Through The Gift Shop” yesterday, I have a split opinion about Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash.
Brainwash made millions of dollars with copying great street artists’ artworks, and I don’t know whether I should think that he’s a mean cheater or only a clever baddie?! The onliest thing I know is, that the people who call themselves “Mr. Brainwash Fans” are really brainwashed:
Hundreds of people lined up in the cold on Sunday to attend the grand opening of Mr. Brainwash’s “Icons” exhibit in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Astonishingly, most of the diverse mix of hoodrats, art fags, and the cluelessly curious were ardent fans.
Undeterred by his negative portrayal in the Banksy film or the naysayers online, they were more than supportive, almost delirious in their affection for the wealthy artist. (animalnewyork.com)
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Animal New York visited the opening and asked one simple question: “Is Mr. Brainwash a terrible artist or the worst artist ever?” It’s a short crazy film…
What do you think, is Mr. Brainwash a terrible artist or the worst artist ever? I’m curios about your answers…