Heritage: Signature Urban Art (June 2020) - Heritage Auctions
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Framed Dimensions 40 X 40 Inches

Condition Report: Heavy abrasions to the verso of the sheet; mild to moderate overall buckling; a few scattered 1/2" areas of craquelure. Floated and framed under acrylic.

Signature
Signed lower right: Mr. Brainwash
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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.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Mr. Brainwash meets KitzbuehelFrank Fluegel Gallery
2020
Mr. Brainwash | We are all in this TogetherFrank Fluegel Gallery
KEEP IT REAL: The Artwork of Mr. Brainwash Presented by New River Fine ArtNew River Fine Art
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Madonna

Silkscreen, acrylic, and spray paint on paper
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
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Framed Dimensions 40 X 40 Inches

Condition Report: Heavy abrasions to the verso of the sheet; mild …

Signature
Signed lower right: Mr. Brainwash
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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