Mr. Brainwash

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Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash

Pop Flowers, 2016
Mixed media on canvas
58.5 in. x 40 in. / 148.5 cm. x 101.6 cm.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity

For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art, attracting the attention of critics and celebrities alike. Innovative and fearless, he uses elements from pop art’s past and the raw components of his street art beginnings to create larger-than-life exhibitions and collaborations.

The tipping point for Mr. Brainwash was his inclusion in the widely acclaimed and Oscar-nominated documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which traces the evolution of the street art movement through artists like Mr. Brainwash and Banksy.

Mr. Brainwash navigates between the worlds of film, celebrity culture, music, and sports—designing album covers for Madonna and Rick Ross, partnering with brands like Hublot and Coca-Cola, and showcasing his art on television shows such as Billions and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

In addition to solo exhibitions, speaking engagements at UCLA, Columbia University, and Semi Permanent, Australia’s largest creative conference, and annual residencies at Art Basel, he recently inaugurated The Mr. Brainwash Art Museum—the first contemporary art museum in the world created and run by a living artist—with the ongoing exhibition Enter Through the Museum, a nod to Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Passionate about giving back to the community, he continues to donate artwork in support of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, created commemorative 9/11 murals, and partnered with Product (RED) to raise AIDS awareness. Mr. Brainwash also lends yearly support to organizations such as The Prince’s Trust and has worked with Michelle Obama and Pope Francis on youth-focused initiatives.

Courtesy of the artist (@mrbrainwash)

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