Mr. Brainwash, ‘American Flag’, 2016, Heritage Auctions
Mr. Brainwash, ‘American Flag’, 2016, Heritage Auctions

Mr. Brainwash’s work incorporates a unique style inspired by Street Art and pays homages to an array of artists such as Andy Warhol, Banksy and Keith Haring. This work embodies the artist’s style with richly layered screen-printing and vibrant colors while capturing a culturally important symbol. —Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Signature: Signed lower left.

About Mr. Brainwash

A provocative figure in the world of street art, Mr. Brainwash practices an irreverent brand of appropriation characterized by the use of copyrighted images from history, popular culture, and art history. The artist subtly alters the picture or its context, mischievously undermining the tone of the source material. Brainwash, a pseudonym for Thierry Guetta, is known for producing massive spectacles to display his art. He came to prominence through mounting large-scale public projects in his current home of Los Angeles and as the main figure in the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop. His work hinges on the idea that anything is possible in his practice. “Art has no walls. Anybody can be an artist,” he says. “Art has no rules. There’s no manual.”

French, b. 1966, Garges-lès-Gonesse, France, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Exhibition Highlights

Mr. Brainwash
"Mr. Brainwash - Life is beautiful" 09.05.2014 - 30.06.2014