Mr. Brainwash is the moniker of L.A. based artist Thierry Guetta. He has spent the better part of the last decade attempting to make the ultimate street art documentary. Meanwhile, inspired by his subjects, he started hitting the streets, from Los Angeles to Paris, with spray painted stencils and posters of his pop art inspired images. He rapidly emerged as a renowned figure on the international street art scene.
Considered s one of the most polarizing and talked about artists of today, Mr. Brainwash is also the subject of Banksy's documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010. Using Guetta's street art footage, Banksy eventually turned the camera on the only man who ever filmed him. The collaboration resulted in a remarkable documentary that is part personal journey and part an expose' of the art world with its mind-altering mix of hot air and hype.