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Mr. Brainwash (French, b.1966)
LOT ID: 62734
Number 24 Original (+ Number 24 Large; set of 2 works), 2009

Screenprint, Printed on Vintage Newspaper
30 х 22 in. (76.2 x 55.88 cm.)
Signed, lower left; numbered, lower right. Mr. Brainwash's signature, thumbprint, and year, 09, on verso. Comes with a certificate of authenticity that is hand-finished and features Mr. Brainwash's thumbprint and signature.
Print/Casting Year 2009
Edition 1/1
Lot description
1) Number 24 (Original)
Screenprint on vintage newspaper
Edition 1/1
30 x 22 in.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity

2) Number 24 (Large)
Screenprint on textured archival art paper
Edition 3/8
50 x 38 in.

The Number 24 Original on vintage newspaper by Mr. Brainwash is a six color screen print that is hand finished with yellow and purple spray paint.

The Number 24 large edition art print by Mr. Brainwash is a six color screen print that is hand finished with yellow and purple spray paint. Mr. Brainwash, sometimes known as MBW, and otherwise known as Thierry Guetta is one of California’s most prolific street artists. Originally an eccentric French videographer, he began his career in 1999 documenting the lives and work of various street artists such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. Shortly after his initial introduction to Banksy, Mr. Brainwash made the decision to transition between voyeur of the arts to practical artist.

His uniformly subversive style fuses historic pop imagery and contemporary cultural iconography to create his own pop art, graffiti hybrid. The development of this style has catapulted the once rising street artist to international stardom. Mr. Brainwash’s first solo show “Life is Beautiful” was held in LA in June 2008, the exhibition featured over 100 works in a 15,000 sq ft TV studio. Since then he has collaborated with Madonna on her greatest hits album cover as well as numerous other street artists on the development of the street art film, “Exit through the Gift Shop”. Mr. Brainwash currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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