Remi Gaillard…. Bigger Than Banksy?

A friend recently re-introduced me to the work of Remi Gaillard. I would trade his brand of pranksterism for all of the wheat-paste on Wooster. Truly inspiring.
The following research was compiled for a class I’m teaching at Parsons Paris called Viral Media For Artists

Remi Gaillard: “C’est en faisant n’importe quoi qu’on devient n’importe qui” (“It’s by doing whatever that you become whoever”).

“Remi Gaillard” vs Banksy on Google Trends.
Official website
“Remi Gaillard” on Wikipedia
Youtube (245,032 subscribers, #80 most subscribed all time, #1 most subscribed in france, #19 most viewed all time)
Youtube videos sorted by view count
Twitter (366 followers?!). Remi is currently only following one person.
Facebook (1,023,338 fans)
Banksy’s most viewed video = 736,084 views
Remi’s least viewed video = 1,737,412 views
1999 – 2009 compilation video (2,242,827 views):

Most viewed video +20,000,000 views:

Known for “disguising himself as a Lorient football player in the 2002 Coupe de France final match, during which he took part in the winner’s celebrations and was even greeted by the then president of France Jacques Chirac.” (currently over 5,500,000 views)

Also known for soccer skills (5,023,905 views):

And impersonating Pac Man (+9,000,000 views):

Remi Plays Soccer


Now that’s how you make a video. More good stuff here.
(Bobby, we should have done this!)