Mr. Brainwash, ‘Billie Holiday’, 2012, Fischtein Fine Art

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

Solo Shows

2018
Mykonos,
Mr. Brainwash
2016
Guy Hepner, 
New York,
2015
Toronto,
Mr. Brainwash

Group Shows

2018
Independence Day Sale - Complimentary Global Shipping and Packing on All Works in this Show purchased before July 10, 2018. Mention this promotion when you request to purchase through Artsy
2018
Schaan / Liechtenstein,
2018
Miami,
#ArtByEternity
2016
Hubert Gallery, 
New York,
Prints & Pop
2014
Nuremberg,
"Mr. Brainwash - Life is beautiful" 09.05.2014 - 30.06.2014
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