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Summer Edition 2018 - Imitate Modern
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Imitate Modern
London
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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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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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Tomato Spray Can (Blue), 2013

Spray paint on steel spray can
7 3/5 × 2 3/5 × 2 3/5 in
19.4 × 6.7 × 6.7 cm
Edition 520/700 + 0P + 0AP
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IM
Imitate Modern
London
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

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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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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