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Mr. Brainwash

Paris-born, Los Angeles-based filmmaker and street artist

Mr. Brainwash is ...


Born 1966 in Garges-lès-Gonesse
Age 56 years, 3 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship France
Birth name Thierry Guetta
Occupation street artist, film producer, actor and graffiti artist
Notable work Exit Through the Gift Shop
Genre printmaking and street art
Field of work photograph manipulation, Photoshop contest and street art

About Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash, born Thierry Guetta in Paris in 1966, is a filmmaker and street artist who has gained international recognition for his bold and colorful works. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 2000s and began documenting the city's vibrant street art scene, eventually transitioning into creating his own pieces.

His rise to fame was chronicled in the 2010 documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop," directed by the elusive street artist Banksy. The film follows Guetta's transformation into Mr. Brainwash, as he creates a massive art show in Los Angeles that attracts thousands of visitors.

Mr. Brainwash's work often features pop culture icons and references, such as Marilyn Monroe and Mickey Mouse, and incorporates elements of graffiti and street art. He has collaborated with brands such as Coca-Cola and Madonna, and his work has been exhibited in galleries around the world.

Despite criticism from some in the art world who view his work as derivative and lacking in originality, Mr. Brainwash remains a popular and influential figure in the street art scene.


- "Mr. Brainwash: The Art of Banksy's Protege." Rolling Stone, 28 Apr. 2010,

- "Mr. Brainwash." Artsy,

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