Balloon Girl - I love you, 2022

Mr. Brainwash

Painting : Stencil, mixed media 30 x 22 inch

$16,059

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Mr. Brainwash, Balloon Girl - I love you

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Artwork sold in perfect condition

Unique mixed media pieces, such as Balloon Girl - Life is Beautiful, are among the most sought-after works of street artist Mr. Brainwash. The main motif is a stencil that is sprayed onto changing backgrounds. These backgrounds are made up of new compositions, which are constructed using old comics and magazines, first as a collage and then sprayed with different stencils. Finally, acrylic paint is poured over it to obtain the streaks of incomparable colors. Some works also contain cement as a background element, a mat gray cement paint. We ship everything with FedEx.
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FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE • Nuremberg, Germany

Artsper seller since 2014

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Medium
Painting: Stencil, mixed media
Dimensions cm inch
30 x 22 inch
Framing
Not framed
Type
Unique work
Authenticity
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Colors

White

Black

Tags

Balloons

Banksy

Girl

Graffiti

Love

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The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in Nuremberg, Germany or can be delivered to the address of your choice less than a week after validation of your order. The work is insured during transport, so it's risk-free.
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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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