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Mr. Brainwash

Born in: 1966

United States

Artiste célèbre

Biography

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 of the art industry.





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Mr. Brainwash, A good days flight, Print

Mr. Brainwash

A good days flight, 2009
55.9 x 76.2 cm
Print

€3 238

Mr. Brainwash, Juxtapose, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Juxtapose, 2017
95.5 x 126 cm
Painting

€21 950

In time for Christmas
Mr. Brainwash, Life is beautiful, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is beautiful, 2015
14 x 22 x 3 cm
Sculpture

€6 000

Mr. Brainwash, Life is Beautiful Hard Candy (Gold), Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is Beautiful Hard Candy (Gold), 2016
14.6 x 22.9 x 3.8 cm
Sculpture

€1 800

Mr. Brainwash, Life is Beautiful Hard Candy (Magenta), Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is Beautiful Hard Candy (Magenta), 2016
14.6 x 22.9 x 3.8 cm
Sculpture

€1 800

Mr. Brainwash, Justice League, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Justice League, 2017
120 x 87 cm
Print

€2 000

In time for Christmas
Mr. Brainwash, Chaplin, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Chaplin, 2017
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

€32 500

Mr. Brainwash, Star Wars Reunion, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Star Wars Reunion, 2009
22 x 30 cm
Print

€3 834

Mr. Brainwash, Anarchy in the UK, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Anarchy in the UK, 2009
55.9 x 76.2 cm
Print

€3 215

Mr. Brainwash, I find beauty everywhere, Print

Mr. Brainwash

I find beauty everywhere, 2010
55.9 x 76.2 cm
Print

€3 215

Mr. Brainwash, Marilyn Monroe Pink Diamond, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Marilyn Monroe Pink Diamond, 2017
95 x 95 cm
Print

€3 500

Mr. Brainwash, Never Give Up!, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Never Give Up!, 2017
66 x 127 cm
Painting

€16 000

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, Spray bomb, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Spray bomb, 2013
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€420

Mr. Brainwash, We All Have a Dream (Blue Edition), Print

Mr. Brainwash

We All Have a Dream (Blue Edition), 2017
89 x 119 cm
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Bowie, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Bowie, 2016
56 x 56 cm
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Miles Davis, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Miles Davis, 2015
56 x 76 cm
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Queen Product (Red), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Queen Product (Red), 2014
56 x 56 cm
Print

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In time for Christmas
Mr. Brainwash, Life is beautiful, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is beautiful, 2016
14 x 22 x 3 cm
Sculpture

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Mr. Brainwash, Wonder Woman, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Wonder Woman, 2017
120 x 87 cm
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Not Guilty, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Not Guilty, 2016
76.2 x 57.1 cm
Painting

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Galerie Fluegel Roncak

Mr. Brainwash – Germany is beautiful
From June, 23 To September, 30 2017
Nuremberg - Germany

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