Through the book’s and film’s big success Driest caught the media’s attention (see wikipedia and IMDB); painting although remained unmentioned in his own private area. It stayed like this until 2011 albeit he continuously kept on painting. The only interruption of his restraint was an exhibition by the artist Jill Mercedes (from 10th June till 21th November 2007 Biennale of Venice, Endless Lust) in Hanover at the EISFABRIK and Peter Zadek in 1985 at the theater of Hamburg