Mr. Brainwash helps support REVOK with NEVER GIVE UP print

June 21 2011 . 07:38pm

Never Give Up, a print by Mr. Brainwash supporting Revok

Two weeks ago, the L.A. street artist Revok ended his six-month prison sentence amid fans pushing for his release. Revok was one of the participating artists in the groundbreaking ‘Art in the Streets’ MOCA exhibit — then was promptly jailed by the Los Angeles Police Department for failing to pay restitution to plaintiffs and victims of his graffiti in a long-standing suit dating back to 2010.

Now he’s out, but still faces a mound of legal fees and an exorbitant bail, set at a cool third of a million. In the mean time, his friends have come together to lend him a hand, and help him get back on his feet.

Thierry Guetta, a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash, the elusive and controversial subject of Banksy’s Exit through the Gift Shop, has created a limited-edition art print entitled Never Give Up, dedicated to Revok. Guetta tells LA Weekly that the proceeds from the sales of the work will function as a general supporting fund for Revok — "bail, apartment, whatever he needs."

The print features a dilapidated L.A. storefront, washed over with graffiti art and emblazoned with the words, "never never never never give up!" It’s Guetta’s message to Revok that he still has artistic, if not institutional, support on his own turf. Guetta hopes that other artists will join him in this venture, to completely pay off Revok’s bills. At any rate, Revok will get at least $30,000 from the proceedings — enough to get a head start on dealing with his debt.

As for Mr. Brainwash, he’s hoping that if times get tough, someday Revok might be able to repay the favor. "Sometimes we do illegal stuff," he comments, sounding worried. "Maybe one day, it’s him who will get me out of somewhere."

Never Give Up prints go on sale this Wednesday, June 22, for $400.00 on Mr. Brainwash’s online store.


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Free REVOK by BASK | 1xRUN print available now

May 10 2011 . 02:00pm

"This piece, titled FREE REVOK is inspired by the current arrest of one of the most influential graffiti writers to ever pick up a can. As a fan and colleague, my respect for REVOK compelled me to action. 100% of the sales of the prints of this piece as well as the piece itself will be donated to Revoks legal troubles." – BASK

All prints are Signed & Numbered by the Artist and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from 1xRUN.

15 x 15.5 inch Giclee on 330gsm 100% Archival Cotton Paper and available at:

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May 01 2011 . 01:49pm

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