Uncovering Banksy: Who Is The Man Behind The Can?

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a British documentary that was directed by Banksy himself. The film follows Thierry Guetta, who at the start of the film is a French immigrant in Los Angeles that works at a used clothing store. Guetta is the cousin of street artist Invader, which prompts his interest in the world of street art.

Throughout the film, Guetta gets to know Banksy and eventually starts creating his own street art too, under the name Mr. Brainwash. Because the film was directed by Banksy, many people believe that the film is a hoax and Guetta is a pawn in some elaborate prank. However, Banksy has insisted that the film is real and it is not a prank. Despite being directed by him, the film still doesn’t reveal Banksy’s true identity. So who might he be? Click on to see the theories.