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Mr. Brainwash

Born in: 1966

United States

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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 of the art industry.





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

Mr. Brainwash

Life is Beautiful Hard Candy (Gold), 2016
5.75 x 9 x 1.5 inch
Sculpture

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Mr. Brainwash, Chaplin, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Chaplin, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$39,777

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

Mr. Brainwash

Life is Beautiful Hard Candy (Magenta), 2016
5.75 x 9 x 1.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,203

Mr. Brainwash, A good days flight, Print

Mr. Brainwash

A good days flight, 2009
22 x 30 inch
Print

$3,800

Mr. Brainwash, Star Wars Reunion, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Star Wars Reunion, 2009
8.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$4,500

Mr. Brainwash, Justice League, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Justice League, 2017
47.2 x 34.3 inch
Print

$2,448

Mr. Brainwash, Juxtapose, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Juxtapose, 2017
37.6 x 49.6 inch
Painting

$26,865

Mr. Brainwash, Anarchy in the UK, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Anarchy in the UK, 2009
22 x 30 inch
Print

$3,935

Mr. Brainwash, I find beauty everywhere, Print

Mr. Brainwash

I find beauty everywhere, 2010
22 x 30 inch
Print

$3,935

Mr. Brainwash, Marilyn Monroe Pink Diamond, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Marilyn Monroe Pink Diamond, 2017
37.4 x 37.4 inch
Print

$4,284

Mr. Brainwash, Life is beautiful, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is beautiful, 2015
5.5 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$7,343

Mr. Brainwash, Never Give Up!, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Never Give Up!, 2017
26 x 50 inch
Painting

$19,582

Mr. Brainwash, Can Spray Blue, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Can Spray Blue, 2013
5.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$343

Mr. Brainwash, Can Spray Orange, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Can Spray Orange, 2013
5.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$343

Mr. Brainwash, Can Spray Black, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Can Spray Black, 2013
5.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$343

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

Mr. Brainwash

We All Have a Dream (Blue Edition), 2017
35 x 46.9 inch
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Miles Davis, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Miles Davis, 2015
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Bowie, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Bowie, 2016
22 x 22 inch
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Queen Product (Red), Print

Mr. Brainwash

Queen Product (Red), 2014
22 x 22 inch
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Life is beautiful, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Life is beautiful, 2016
5.5 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

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Mr. Brainwash, Wonder Woman, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Wonder Woman, 2017
47.2 x 34.3 inch
Print

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Mr. Brainwash, Not Guilty, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Not Guilty, 2016
30 x 22.5 inch
Painting

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Mr. Brainwash, Can Spray White, Sculpture

Mr. Brainwash

Can Spray White, 2013
5.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

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Galerie Frank Fluegel

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

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