Mr. Brainwash : from Hollywood to Garges-lès-Gonesse – Part 2
Since the success of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’, Mr. Brainwash has become a bona fide Street Art pop star. His larger-than-life persona has appeared on all the American talk shows, the likes of Jay Z and Rick Ross are falling over themselves to work with him, and his paintings and creations are to be found in the four corners of the globe. The man behind this success story is Thierry Guetta, a council-estate boy through and through, born in Sarcelles and raised in Garges-lès-Gonesse, two towns on the outskirts of Paris.
Clique and Mouloud Achour take Mr. Brainwash back to the place where he grew up. The neighbourhood has changed, but he hasn’t. Here, we see the man laid bare. No showmanship, just emotion. He opens up about his relationship with art and the controversy that surrounds him, touching on subjects including Michael Jackson and Rick Ross along the way. He also tells us what Banksy is really like, and even claims the man himself was present while we were filming. Can you spot him?