Mr. Brainwash, ‘PELE  (hand signed by both Pele and Mr. Brainwash)’, 2016, Alpha 137 Gallery

Own a piece of history as the worlds of sports and fine art come together for this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. Hand finished by the artist. Signed by both Pelé and the artist, numbered with thumb print on the back. A certificate of authenticity will be shipped with each order.
Mr. Brainwash met with soccer superstar Pelé, in Rio de Janeiro during the recent Summer Olympic Games. Mr. Brainwash created a series of art for their meeting. Pelé, who is considered by many to be the best soccer player of all time, participated in this project to celebrate the Olympics in his home country.

Pelé took the time to sign each work. To take it even further, he stamped his thumbprint on some of the works, an even more personal signature from the hand of a sports legend. He also joined Mr. Brainwash in splattering paint on select artworks, creating the playful collaboration between athletics and art.

Signature: Signed by both Pelé and the artist, numbered with thumb print on the back

Acquired directly from the artist. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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

2015
Toronto,
Mr. Brainwash
2014
Nuremberg,
"Mr. Brainwash - Life is beautiful" 09.05.2014 - 30.06.2014