Mr. Brainwash: Portraits of Musicians

Thierry Guetta, better known by his moniker Mr. Brainwash, entered the music scene in 2009, when Madonna, the Queen of Pop, commissioned him to design the cover art for her greatest hits album Celebration. Like many others, Madonna discovered Mr. Brainwash through the Banksy-directed documentary film Exit Through the Gift Shop (2008), which chronicles Mr. Brainwash’s evolution from filmmaker to street artist. By 2011, Mr. Brainwash had become so popular that Google chose to unveil its Google Music platform at the street artist’s exhibition “Life is Beautiful” in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Maroon 5, Busta Rhymes, and Drake amidst Mr. Brainwash’s portraits of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Madonna. Music lovers can also discover …

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019