Okay so, so I’ve been waiting for this to be released for ages and here it is -The Banksy movie! It’s actually a documentary and it’s not actually about Banksy but it is made and directed by him- basically the film is not what you will expect and on second viewing it becomes apparent that it is possibly a clever media stunt by the urban artist. I’m pretty convinced that Mr Brainwash AKA- Thierry Guetta, is actually Banksy- not physically but I think he is behind his work and has created this character in order to fool the media and once again he has succeeded! Watch the movie and you will see the glaring indications of this- it all seems too unreal that an Immigrant with not much to his name and a family to support, is able to criss cross the globe documenting urban artist’s and has 100% access to Banksy and then goes on to rip off the afore mentioned and even pastes artwork over the other creator of this movie- Shepard Fairey’s (of OBEY urban art fame) street work. Not to mention you don’t actually see Brainwash creating anything at all!
I believe that his reason for doing this is simply to claim back his credibility, prove his worth and expose the copycat artists that have become abundant since his rise to notoriety, Mr brainwash is a symbol of society and Banksy’s narration is almost a mission statement that examines the whole scene and shows respect for his fellow urban artists around the world.
It’s a facinating look into a dangerously creative underground world and I loved every minute of it and I highly recomend it but it will be interesting to see what becomes of Mr Brainwash!