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A French Guy Caught in Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

The most amazing part of this film by Banksy is how a French guy (Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash) makes it big in the USA by robbing the British iconic artist of its manner and style… or not. Maybe the French guy is only a new Banksy project, the dreamer’s dream, a living (- and kind of thick) stencil.   What you see isn’t necessarily what you get.


This is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.

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