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25 Things You Didn't Know About the Histories of Street Art and Graffiti

One key point that got left out of Exit Through The Gift Shop helps to explain just why all these street artists were hanging around Thierry Guetta in the first place.

As it turns out, Thierry, seemingly just a strange Frenchman with a video camera (and Space Invader’s cousin) before starting to make art as Mr. Brainwash, owned a lot of property in Los Angeles, so he was able to provide street artists with wallspace. Artists would come to town and immediately seek him out, not because he was filming them for some documentary, but because he had walls they could paint.

image via (Photographed by: Lord Jim)

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