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Mr. Brainwash (French, b.1966)
LOT ID: 66977
Reborn, 2011

Screenprint, and acrylics on deckled edge archival art paper
22 х 22 in. (55.88 x 55.88 cm.)
Signed, in pencil, lower left; Accompanied by certificate of authenticity
Edition aside from an edition of 100
Lot description
This unique variant aside from an edition of 100 was printed with invisible ink to reveal a portrait of Andy Warhol under black light. This pristine print was acquired directly from the artist, is framed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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 Mr. Brainwash 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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