Mr. Brainwash, ‘Oprah (Marilyn Monroe), Blue Lips’, Julien's Auctions
Mr. Brainwash, ‘Oprah (Marilyn Monroe), Blue Lips’, Julien's Auctions

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With the same artistic fervor as master of Pop Andy Warhol, Mr. Brainwash uses iconographic portraiture in his print practice. Using Andy Warhol’s colorful portrait of Marilyn Monroe as his inspiration, Brainwash created a series of work featuring celebrities, designers, and tastemakers, including Oprah Winfrey, Yves Saint Laurent, Michael Jackson, Spock, Britney Spears, Marilyn Manson, Jay Leno, Madonna, and Warhol himself. Mr. Brainwash has exhibited extensively around the world, including recent shows at Art Miami and LA Art Show. —Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

Signature: Signed vertically lower right

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

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

Group Shows

2018
Miami,
#ArtByEternity
2016
Hubert Gallery, 
New York,
Prints & Pop
2014
Nuremberg,
"Mr. Brainwash - Life is beautiful" 09.05.2014 - 30.06.2014
View Artist's CV