Mr Brainwash is active/lives in California / France. Mr Brainwash is known for graffiti art, documentary film making.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Born in France as Thierry Guetta, Mr. Brainwash is a documentary film
maker living in Los Angeles. While working on his documetary
about street art and artists, he changed from an observer to a
participant and began making his own street art. This is where
the mystery begins, as many voices claim that his artistry is not
genuine and in fact Mr. Brainwash was created to dupe the art
world and mock the art factory system.
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His work emulates the
styles and artistic concepts of other well-known street artists
including Banksy and Shepard Fairey, both of whom supposedly
collaborated with Guetta on his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.
In June of 2008, Mr. Brainwash held a solo art show titled Life is Beautiful
at the former CBS Studios in Los Angeles, showing over three hundred
paintings, sculptures and prints alongside an installation made from
100,000 shoes and a life-size re-creation of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.
does not fit the stereotype of your average street vandal. His
artistic process chiefly consists of throwing random modern cultural
icons into a blender and turning it up to eleven. The results are by
turns profound, provocative and inspirational." (OBEY online).
On Valentine's Day 2010, another solo show titled Icons opened in the New York City meat packing district to great public interest.
Mr. Brainwash was born in 1966. Born Thierry Guetta, the French street artist and videographer Mr. Brainwash, or MBW, debuted in 2008, with the popular solo exhibition “Life is Beautiful”. The exhibition was located in Los Angeles, and extended for three additional months.
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He became the main subject of the film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” in 2010, which was allegedly directed by the infamous British street artist Banksy. Working mainly with stenciled pop culture iconography, Mr. Brainwash has also created cover artwork for musicians like Madonna, Michael Jackson, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He painted a commemorative 9/11 mural for Century 21 in New York.
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