Mr. Brainwash Smile / Mixed Media / signed / unique

Year: 2020
Format: 57,1 x 76,2 cm / 22 x 30 inch
Material: Fine Art Paper
Method: Silkscreen, Mixed Media
Edition: unique
Other: handsigned

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Mr. Brainwash Smile / Mixed Media / signed / unique

Year: 2020
Format: 57,1 x 76,2 cm / 22 x 30 inch
Material: Fine Art Paper
Method: Silkscreen, Mixed Media
Edition: unique
Other: handsigned

Mr. Brainwash brings well-known motifs and famous icons together in best Street Art manner and spreads his messages of love and positivity with a wink.

Mr. Brainwash Smile

Year: 2020
Format: 57,1 x 76,2 cm / 22 x 30 inch
Material: Fine Art Paper
Method: Silkscreen, Mixed Media
Edition: unique
Other: handsigned

Keep it Reel. Like many of Mr. Brainwash’s works, this motif can be traced back to graphic artist Norman Rockwell. The boy with the camera pressing the shutter button is, like many of Norman Rockwell’s illustrations, a tribute to youth in the United States. The simple pleasures of life and the flare of first love are the focus of Norman Rockwell’s “Saturday Evening Post” cover. The chimpanzee in the corner with the inscription Keep it Reel is a homage to Banksy. By 1926, Rockwell had been working for “The Saturday Evening Post” for ten years. A self-proclaimed specialist in painting child-centered scenes, he elevated the status of his youthful subjects by depicting them as complex individuals with dignity despite their economic status. In this work, Rockwell recalls the pleasure of spending vacations on rural farms on Long Island and in upstate New York, a respite from the hustle and bustle of life in New York City, where he was born and spent his youth. His composition invites us to look over the shoulders of children who are unaware of our presence. Their simple fishing equipment – a branch with line and a blue and orange spool (repeating the artist’s color palette) – has been placed behind them. Entranced as they are, they are unaware that their bait is escaping the can, or that the dog, now a third wheel, is gazing longingly from the canvas. In this beautiful unique work in mixed media on paper, the famous street artist depicts a child with a camera. This motif is a character created by Mr. Brainwash, representing himself in his childhood and his innate passion for photography. Next to him is the lettering Smile, one of the artist’s slogans. The background is just an explosion of shapes, colors and references to the great artists of the past such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. International Shooting Star / Mr. Brainwash Hardly any other street artist has experienced a comparably rapid rise as the Frenchman Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash, born in 1966 in Garges-l├Ęs-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 Guetta, who was still unknown at the time, to become active as an artist himself under the pseudonym Mr. Brainwash. The rumor therefore persists that the Frenchman Brainwash is a purely fictitious person invented by Banksy and that his works are actually created by him. Mr. Brainwash, in the tradition of pop art, combines well-known motifs, celebrities, cartoon characters and icons with his typical positive and uplifting messages such as “Love is the Answer”, “Life is Beautiful” or “Follow Your Dreams”. The main motif is sprayed on as a stencil with a stencil and acrylic paint whereas the background as a collage or with mixed media is worked out differently in each case. Old snippets from comic books, vintage brochures and other stencils allow the viewer to see new details again and again. The French-born street artist now also regularly produces huge murals from LA to New York that dominate the cityscape. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL: NOT JUST AN EXHIBITION. Life is Beautiful is not just the name of Mr. Brainwash’s first exhibition in Los Angeles in 2008; the phrase soon became his slogan. Thierry Guetta is a person who is always positive, smiling and cheerful. His personal goal is to transmit joy and positive messages of love through his art and his works. This phrase is so important for him that he always writes it behind all his unique works.

International Shooting Star / Mr. Brainwash

Hardly any other street art artist has experienced such a rapid rise as the Frenchman Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash, born in Garges-l├Ęs-Gonesse in 1966. 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.

Like many Urban Art and Street Art artists, Mr. Brainwash uses well-known motifs like celebrities or comic icons and combines them with his very own signature messages of positivity: “Love is the Answer”, “Life is Beautiful” or “Follow Your Dreams”. The main motif is sprayed as a stencil with acrylic paint, whereas the background is composed differently as a collage or with mixed media. Old snippets from comic books, vintage brochures and other stencils let the viewer discover new details again and again.

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Mr. Brainwash Smile / Mixed Media / signed / unique


Year: 2020
Format: 57,1 x 76,2 cm / 22 x 30 inch
Material:Fine Art Paper
Method:Silkscreen, Mixed Media
Edition:unique
Other:handsigned
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