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April Fool's Street Art Style: Banksy's Best Pranks

by Yasha Wallin

April 6, 2013


2. Mr. Brainwash: With the release of Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by Banksy, the world first learned of Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, a French artist and amateur filmmaker who documented several revered street artists for the film, but ultimately ended up being about him. In the documentary we see Guetta's rise to art star status, yet making work so similar to his hero that many speculated Mr. Brainwash was the brainchild of Banksy, created as a elaborate prank on the art world. The jury is still out.
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Image of Israel wall via Wikimedia Commons; others via Wooster Collective

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