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Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash

United States • Born in: 1966

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Mr. Brainwash, the pseudonym for Thierry Guetta was born near Paris, in Sarcelles in 1966. At the age of 15, he moved to Los Angeles with his father, brothers, and sisters after their mother passed away. A video maker and pop art artist, his works are mostly in stencil or graffiti.

He took lessons at Fairfax High school for about a year but dropped out of high school to organize Hollywood events. He began selling vintage clothes in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

He had a ticking in 1999 for street art, during a trip to France to visit his cousin, Space Invader, a Parisian street artist. Thierry Guetta has a passion for video and therefore began filming all the breaks, accompanied by other street artists, like Shepard Fairey or Wevs. At this moment, the videos weren't meant to be seen. He began graffiti and became Mr. Brainwash. His universe is made up of Banksy's stencils and images of Andy Warhol.

In 2009, he met the British artist Banksy and helps him launch his exhibition: Barely Legal in Los Angeles, this event attracted celebrities and art dealers. The two artists decided to realize a documentary on the world of street artists, which was a mystery up till now. The images which were shot before were then shown along with Invader, Banksy, and Mr. Brainwash.

Due to this collaboration, the doc-fiction “Exit Through the Gift Shop" (ou Faites le Mur !) was born, nominated for an Oscar, presented in 2010 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film presents the meteoric rise of Mr. Brainwash on the street art scene, and his works being sold for phenomenal sums, like his Jim Morrison portrait sold for 100 000 $ or Charlie Chaplin for 50 000 $. After the movie's success, Mr. Brainwash's work becomes much more popular.

But the story can be seen the other way around. It was shown that Mr. Brainwash isn't a fictitious character, he did put together the movie. The fiction caught up with reality, making Mr. Brainwash a true actor in the art industry.

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Mr. Brainwash, Je t'aime Splash Blue, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Je t'aime Splash Blue, 2018 17 x 22 x 4.5 cm Sculpture

$3,351

Mr. Brainwash, Helping Hand - Snoopy, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Helping Hand - Snoopy, 2020 55.9 x 76.2 cm Painting

$12,042

Mr. Brainwash, All you need is he[art], Print

Mr. Brainwash

All you need is he[art], 2012 97 x 127 cm Print

$4,712

Mr. Brainwash, Queen Product, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Queen Product, 2014 55.9 x 55.9 x 0.1 cm Painting

$7,854

Mr. Brainwash, Einstein - Love is the Answer, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Einstein - Love is the Answer, 2021 127 x 96.5 cm Painting

$25,131

Mr. Brainwash, Einstein with Banksy Thrower, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Einstein with Banksy Thrower, 2020 127 x 96.5 cm Painting

$25,131

Mr. Brainwash, Chaplin, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Chaplin, 2021 61 x 92 x 3 cm Painting

$12,461

Mr. Brainwash, Cover Girl - Kate Moss, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Cover Girl - Kate Moss, 2011 106.7 x 88.9 cm Painting

$18,848

Mr. Brainwash, Grace Kelly, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Grace Kelly, 2012 55.9 x 55.9 cm Painting

$5,131

Mr. Brainwash, Grace Kelly, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Grace Kelly, 2012 55.9 x 55.9 cm Painting

$5,131

Mr. Brainwash, Work Well Together I Love you, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Work Well Together I Love you, 2022 55.9 x 55.9 cm Painting

$11,519

Mr. Brainwash, Everyday Life Follow your Dreams., Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Everyday Life Follow your Dreams., 2022 76.2 x 55.9 cm Painting

$13,089

Mr. Brainwash, Never, never give up, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Never, never give up, 2021 127 x 96.5 cm Painting

$20,733

Mr. Brainwash, Juxtapose, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Juxtapose, 2020 50.8 x 76.2 cm Print

$12,000

Mr. Brainwash, Banksy Thrower, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Banksy Thrower, 2022 61 x 91.4 cm Painting

$13,403

Mr. Brainwash, Caught Red Handed - Never Give Up., Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Caught Red Handed - Never Give Up., 2022 76.2 x 55.9 cm Painting

$13,089

Mr. Brainwash, Charlie Chaplin, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Charlie Chaplin, 2022 76.2 x 55.9 cm Painting

$13,089

Mr. Brainwash, Cover Girl, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Cover Girl, 2011 96.5 x 96.5 x 0.1 cm Painting

$13,613

Mr. Brainwash, Marilyn Monroe, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Marilyn Monroe, 2016 57.1 x 57.1 x 0.1 cm Painting

$7,854

Mr. Brainwash, Cover Girl, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Cover Girl, 2011 55.9 x 55.9 x 0.1 cm Painting

$7,854

Mr. Brainwash, Louis Armstrong, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Louis Armstrong, 2009 57.1 x 76.2 x 0.1 cm Painting

$7,854

Mr. Brainwash, Mona Linesa, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Mona Linesa, 2020 76.2 x 55.9 x 0.1 cm Painting

$8,377

Mr. Brainwash, Art is not a Crime, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Art is not a Crime, 2021 16.5 x 21 x 4 cm Sculpture

$1,770

Our recommendations Mr. Brainwash, Je t'aime Splash Blue, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Je t'aime Splash Blue, 2018 22 x 17 x 4.5 cm Sculpture

$2,723

Mr. Brainwash, Never give up, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Never give up, 2018 57 x 67 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,728

Mr. Brainwash, Stay Strong, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Stay Strong, 2020 76.2 x 55.9 cm Print

$1,675

Mr. Brainwash, Marilyn, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Marilyn, 2016 57 x 57 cm Painting

$3,665

Mr. Brainwash, Happy Birthday Champ (Artist's Proof), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Happy Birthday Champ (Artist's Proof), 2020 81.3 x 111.8 cm Print

$4,784

Our recommendations Mr. Brainwash, All you need is He(Art) Large, Print

Mr. Brainwash

All you need is He(Art) Large, 2021 96.5 x 127 cm Print

$6,806

Mr. Brainwash, Stay Strong Swiss, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Stay Strong Swiss, 2020 76 x 56 cm Print

$2,304

Mr. Brainwash, Pele The King, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Pele The King, 2016 57.5 x 76.5 x 1 cm Print

$2,932

Mr. Brainwash, Hollywood - (Life is Beautiful - Follow your Dreams), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Hollywood - (Life is Beautiful - Follow your Dreams), 2016 55.9 x 76.2 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,932

Our recommendations Mr. Brainwash, Justice League, 2017, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Justice League, 2017, 2017 127 x 96 cm Painting

$19,896

Our recommendations Mr. Brainwash, John Lennon, Print

Mr. Brainwash

John Lennon, 2007 76.2 x 56.5 cm Print

$9,529

Mr. Brainwash, Ali American Hero, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Ali American Hero, 2019 139.7 x 109.2 cm Print

$7,400

Mr. Brainwash, President's Day - Bandana, Print

Mr. Brainwash

President's Day - Bandana, 2018 55.88 x 45.72 x 0.2 cm Print

$2,199

Mr. Brainwash, Balloon Girl Square - 2021., Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Balloon Girl Square - 2021., 2021 55.9 x 55.9 cm Painting

$11,519

Mr. Brainwash, A Good Day's Flight, Print

Mr. Brainwash

A Good Day's Flight, 2009 55.9 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Print

$4,500

Mr. Brainwash, Miles Davis, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Miles Davis, 2015 57.2 x 76.2 cm Print

$3,700

Mr. Brainwash, Run DMC, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Run DMC, 2009 50.8 x 69.9 cm Print

$3,800

Mr. Brainwash, Incognito (Set of Four), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Incognito (Set of Four), 2019 111.8 x 88.9 cm Print

$3,995

Mr. Brainwash, Bowie, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Bowie, 2016 57 x 57 x 0.2 cm Print

$2,723

Mr. Brainwash, Cover Girl - Kate Moss, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Cover Girl - Kate Moss, 2011 91.4 x 91.4 cm Painting

$18,848

Mr. Brainwash, Stay Safe (Green), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Stay Safe (Green), 2020 56 x 56 cm Print

$3,089

Mr. Brainwash, A good days flight, Print

Mr. Brainwash

A good days flight, 2009 55.9 x 76.2 cm Print

$4,800

Mr. Brainwash, Stay Safe (Yellow), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Stay Safe (Yellow), 2020 55.9 x 55.9 cm Print

$3,000

Mr. Brainwash, Stay Safe (Blue), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Stay Safe (Blue), 2020 55.9 x 55.9 cm Print

$3,000

Mr. Brainwash, New Paint Job (Red), Print

Mr. Brainwash

New Paint Job (Red), 2020 55.9 x 76.2 cm Print

$4,200

Mr. Brainwash, Life Is Beautiful Splash Red, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life Is Beautiful Splash Red, 2018 14 x 22 x 4 cm Sculpture

$2,827

Mr. Brainwash, Life Is Beautiful Splash Pink, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life Is Beautiful Splash Pink, 2018 14 x 22 x 4 cm Sculpture

$2,827

Mr. Brainwash, Life is Beautiful Splash Black, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is Beautiful Splash Black, 2018 14 x 22 x 4 cm Sculpture

$2,827

Mr. Brainwash, Generations, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Generations, 2010 55.9 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Print

$6,500

Mr. Brainwash, Love Splash, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Love Splash, 2010 55.9 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm Print

$5,900

Mr. Brainwash, Secret Admirer (Pink), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Secret Admirer (Pink), 2013 57.2 x 57.2 x 2.5 cm Print

$7,500

Mr. Brainwash, I find beauty everywhere, Print

Mr. Brainwash

I find beauty everywhere, 2010 55.9 x 76.2 cm Print

$5,900

Mr. Brainwash, Flowhar$ (II) Portfolio of 6 Prints, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Flowhar$ (II) Portfolio of 6 Prints, 2021 91.4 x 91.4 cm Print

$25,131

Mr. Brainwash, Life Is Beautiful Splash Blue, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life Is Beautiful Splash Blue, 2018 14 x 22 x 4 cm Sculpture

$2,827

Mr. Brainwash, We Miss You B.I.G. - Red, Print

Mr. Brainwash

We Miss You B.I.G. - Red, 2019 101.6 x 76.2 cm Print

$4,084

Mr. Brainwash, Hitchcock Life is Beautiful, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Hitchcock Life is Beautiful, 2009 77 x 56 x 1 cm Painting

$8,200

Mr. Brainwash, Big Ben, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Big Ben, 2009 76.2 x 55.9 cm Print

$5,500

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Who is the artist?

Mr. Brainwash, the pseudonym for Thierry Guetta was born near Paris, in Sarcelles in 1966. At the age of 15, he moved to Los Angeles with his father, brothers, and sisters after their mother passed away. A video maker and pop art artist, his works are mostly in stencil or graffiti.

He took lessons at Fairfax High school for about a year but dropped out of high school to organize Hollywood events. He began selling vintage clothes in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

He had a ticking in 1999 for street art, during a trip to France to visit his cousin, Space Invader, a Parisian street artist. Thierry Guetta has a passion for video and therefore began filming all the breaks, accompanied by other street artists, like Shepard Fairey or Wevs. At this moment, the videos weren't meant to be seen. He began graffiti and became Mr. Brainwash. His universe is made up of Banksy's stencils and images of Andy Warhol.

In 2009, he met the British artist Banksy and helps him launch his exhibition: Barely Legal in Los Angeles, this event attracted celebrities and art dealers. The two artists decided to realize a documentary on the world of street artists, which was a mystery up till now. The images which were shot before were then shown along with Invader, Banksy, and Mr. Brainwash.

Due to this collaboration, the doc-fiction “Exit Through the Gift Shop" (ou Faites le Mur !) was born, nominated for an Oscar, presented in 2010 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film presents the meteoric rise of Mr. Brainwash on the street art scene, and his works being sold for phenomenal sums, like his Jim Morrison portrait sold for 100 000 $ or Charlie Chaplin for 50 000 $. After the movie's success, Mr. Brainwash's work becomes much more popular.

But the story can be seen the other way around. It was shown that Mr. Brainwash isn't a fictitious character, he did put together the movie. The fiction caught up with reality, making Mr. Brainwash a true actor in the art industry.

What is Mr. Brainwash’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Pop Culture Street Artists, Satirical street artists

When was Mr. Brainwash born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1966