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Photo not by Bailey: Mr Brainwash

Just as Banksy begat Mr Brainwash, so Mr Brainwash begat Hijack—his 20-year-old son who is, quelle surprise, also a street artist. Not known for being a wallflower, Mr Brainwash worked the crowd at Hijack’s “world debut show” at the Mead Carney Gallery in London last night, stopping once in a while to pose for the paps. But it seems Mr Brainwash only has eyes for one photographer. “David Bailey wants to shoot me,” he said, hastily adding, “with a camera, not a gun”. Bailey, we are told, has yet to be wooed by the daring Mr Brainwash, but we are grateful for the clarification nonetheless.

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