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04.13.10 Bucky Turco

Last night was the Los Angeles premiere of Banksy’s documentary and to help feed the hype machine, the theater was littered with what looked more like a bunch of paint-slapped props than it did an art installation. From the ski-masked ushers to silly actors in cop uniforms and Brainwash-looking vehicles, the ultra wealthy street artist […]

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02.15.10 Bucky Turco

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 […]

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02.12.10 Bucky Turco

Attention street art aficionados and previously duped speculators, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! After blessing Los Angeles with a tacky, overly produced, thought-lacking exhibit of epic proportions, Mr. Brainwash has done the same in NYC for his soon-to-be-opened “Icons” show. But don’t let the name fool ya, there’s nothing iconic about […]

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02.01.10 Bucky Turco

In the spoiler for Banksy’s recently premiered Sundance film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” we noted how Thierry (pronounced Terry) Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash was able to gain access to the elusive street artist’s inner circle because he was cousins with Invader and was introduced by Shepard Fairey, but that doesn’t quite fully explain their […]

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01.22.10 Bucky Turco

While everyone’s speculating about the details of Banksy’s new documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” and its connection to universally despised street artist Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash, Shepard Fairey openly discussed details of the soon to be premiered Sundance film in a 2008 video, while sitting on a panel at Bonhams auction house. So […]

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09.11.09 Will Sherman

After borrowing other people’s art to produce an album cover, Mr. Brainwash took an album cover for his art. The ire-inducing painter is selling stenciled copies of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” album art for $7500 a pop. […]

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07.23.09 Will Sherman

Billed as the “ultimate compilation of Madonna songs,” the Material Girl issued a press release this week announcing her latest greatest hits album. And befitting a volume full of warmed-up decades old tracks, Mr. Brainwash pumped out the uninspired and derivative album cover, his latest reworking of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait. […]

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04.27.09 Will Sherman

Carson Daly sure knows how to butter up his guests. In a recent interview with little-loved street artist Mr. Brainwash, the former MTV veejay lead off with this: “If you ask anybody, without blinking an eye, who’s the most recognizable street artist in the world they’re going to say you.” Wow, did he actually just […]

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