German interview magazine The Talks chatted with Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash and as usual managed to dig deep. Check out a snippet from the interview here below.
“Mr. Brainwash, are you an art piece by Banksy?
What’s an art piece? Maybe I am. If you think about it, why not? I’m real; I am who I am. I’m continuing. What you see now is mine, Banksy has nothing to do with it. I’m here, it’s me. My life is my life; nobody’s going to take that from me. His life is his life. I mean, we have a connection, we have something that connected us for a movie, but life goes on.
Do you introduce yourself as Mr. Brainwash or Thierry Guetta?
Both names are the same – Mr. Brainwash a.k.a. Thierry Guetta. People know me as both names. It’s the same person.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned from Bansky?
If I learned anything from him, it would be passion. You know, two people meet each other and they connect. That’s why there is a movie about it because there was a connection from him to me and me to him. There is this connection that made something.
Were you ever tempted to tell people who he really is? A lot of people are interested in that and would pay a lot of money.
I don’t get bought out. I’m a real person with real trust and that’s how it is. You don’t need to know; it’s not going to make a difference if you know. It’s just going to serve a little problem in your head but it doesn’t make a difference.”
Read the full interview over at The Talks.