Mr. Brainwash Balloon Girl / Mixed Media / signed / Unique

Year: 2019
Format: 122 x 162,5 cm / 48 x 64 inch
Material: Fine Art Paper
Method: Mixed Media | Screenprint and Stencil
Edition: Unique
Other: signed

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Mr. Brainwash Balloon Girl / Mixed Media / signed / Unique

Year: 2019
Format: 122 x 162,5 cm / 48 x 64 inch
Material: Fine Art Paper
Method: Mixed Media | Screenprint and Stencil
Edition: Unique
Other: signed

Compositions such as Balloon Girl, which are strongly reminiscent of the famous graffiti artist Banksy and use well-known Pop Art motifs, stand for the unmistakable style of Mr. Brainwash.

Mr. Brainwash Balloon Girl

Year: 2019
Format: 122 x 162,5 cm / 48 x 64 inch
Material: Fine Art Paper
Method: Mixed Media | Screenprint and Stencil
Edition: Unique
Other: signed

Balloon Girl / Mr. Brainwash

The Balloon Girl by Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) goes back to a work of his mentor with whom he also made his documentary “Exit Through the Giftshop”. Girl with Balloon (also known as Balloon Girl or Girl and Balloon) is a London series of stencil paintings by graffiti artist Banksy, begun in 2002. It shows a young girl with outstretched hand pointing to a red heart-shaped balloon carried away by the wind. The first work was on Waterloo Bridge, and there were other murals around London, none of which have survived. Banksy has used variations of this design on several occasions to support social campaigns: in 2005 on the barrier in the West Bank, in 2014 on the Syrian refugee crisis, and also on the elections in Britain in 2017. In a Samsung survey in 2017, Girl with Balloon was rated the most popular artwork in the United Kingdom.

In 2018, a framed copy of the work was spontaneously shredded during an auction using a mechanical device hidden in the frame. The artist certified that he was responsible for the shredding and gave the altered work a new name: Love is in the Bin. Sotheby said it was “the first work in history ever created during a live auction.

Mr. Brainwash always refers to his mentor’s artwork and interprets it in his own way. The original white background in Mr. Brainwash’s work is typically colorful with collages, silkscreens, stencils, and comic books. The cheerful and light-hearted is thus made even more apparent, true to Mr. Brainwash’s motto: “Life is Beautiful” or “Follow Your Dreams”.

Hardly any other street art artist has experienced such a rapid rise as the Frenchman Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash, born 1966 in Garges-lès-Gonesse. His path to becoming the most successful artist of recent years is closely linked to the name Banksy and his Oscar-winning film Exit Through the Gift Shop: In this documentary Banksy encourages the then still unknown Guetta to become active as an artist himself under the pseudonym Mr. Brainwash. The rumor persists that the Frenchman Brainwash is a purely fictional person invented by Banksy and that his works are actually created by Banksy.

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Mr. Brainwash Balloon Girl / Mixed Media / signed / Unique


Year: 2019
Format: 122 x 162,5 cm / 48 x 64 inch
Material:Fine Art Paper
Method:Mixed Media | Screenprint and Stencil
Edition:Unique
Other:signed
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