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Mr. Brainwash

Can I Love You, ca. 2016

Artist's spray can (empty). signed, dated numbered and thumbprinted.
7 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in
19.1 × 6.4 × 6.4 cm
Edition of 260
This is a unique work.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

“Can I Love You” is nspired by Mr. Brainwash’s fragile motif artworks. Made from steel and printed …

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“Can I Love You” is nspired by Mr. Brainwash’s fragile motif artworks. Made from steel and printed with an original label. The can is empty and does not contain any paint or gas. Unique variant from a limited edition of only 260. Finished with black spray paint Hand signed, thumb printed, numbered and dated by the …

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Unique variant from a limited edition of only 260. Finished with black spray paint Hand signed, thumb printed, numbered and dated by the … Read more
Manufacturer
Mr. Brainwash, It's a Wonderful World, Inc.
Mr. Brainwash
French, b. 1966
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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.”

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Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

“Can I Love You” is nspired by Mr. Brainwash’s fragile motif artworks. Made from steel and printed …

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“Can I Love You” is nspired by Mr. Brainwash’s fragile motif artworks. Made from steel and printed with an original label. The can is empty and does not contain any paint or gas. Unique variant from a limited edition of only 260. Finished with black spray paint Hand signed, thumb printed, numbered and dated by the …

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Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Unique variant from a limited edition of only 260. Finished with black spray paint Hand signed, thumb printed, numbered and dated by the … Read more
Manufacturer
Mr. Brainwash, It's a Wonderful World, Inc.
Mr. Brainwash
French, b. 1966
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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.”

Mr. Brainwash

Can I Love You, ca. 2016

Artist's spray can (empty). signed, dated numbered and thumbprinted.
7 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in
19.1 × 6.4 × 6.4 cm
Edition of 260
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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