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Mr Brainwash: Banksy's Street-art Protégé And His Latest Brainwave

08/03/2012 11:51 am ET | Updated Oct 03, 2012

Mr Brainwash first came to the world's attention as the star of Banksy's Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. The film was so extraordinary it was met with a storm of hoax accusations. It followed the then Thierry Guetta, a perfectly ordinary (well, ordinary-ish) French-born owner of a vintage clothes shop in Los Angeles, who had an obsessive hobby for filming things. With a camcorder permanently attached to his face and no need for sleep, Guetta began turning his lens on other nocturnal creatures: street artists.

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