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Mr. Brainwash
'Banksy Thrower II' Unique, Street Pop Art Painting, 2021

2021

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The graffiti street-art meets fine-art 'Banksy Thrower II' is a brilliant contemporary pop art masterpiece made with acrylic paint, spray painted stencil, and mixed media on paper, created in 2021 by street-artist, Mr. Brainwash. The vivid stenciled text, layers of colorful collage, and saturated dripping paint creates the spontaneous composition of this quintessential Mr. Brainwash artwork, featuring the iconic street art stencil outline of the 'Banksy Thrower' holding a 'Art for Dummies' book. Humorous and charismatic, this work boasts neon text underlays and overlays that share positive messages such as, "Never Give Up", "Creation" and "Keep Smiling". The art history references in the work include Mr. Brainwash's take of signature elements that pay homage to blue chip masters such as Banksy, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as beloved nostalgic cartoon characters like Disney's Mickey and Minnie Mouse and even comic book Captain America. The french contemporary artist references pop culture iconography from art history and beyond to create a visual commentary that transcends time and art trend. This unique fine art painting is a brilliant mix of both the underground and gallery art worlds with exciting color palette, charismatic uplifting text and distinctive Mr. Brainwash motif. Mr. Brainwash shares his ethos of positivity through his artwork by inviting his viewers to see the beauty in life through the subconscious to ignite inspiration for living a happy life. Signed by the Artist on the right side and on verso, the piece arrives ready-to-install in a custom made white lacquer frame and is finished with museum caliber non-glare UV protective glass and hooks on reverse. Mr. Brainwash is a French street pop artist and videographer known for his large-scale installations and prints of celebrities like Madonna, Kate Moss, and Marilyn Monroe. His practice of subverting cultural iconography and appropriation borrows from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Bansky. Fellow street artist Alec Monopoly has said that he considers Mr. Brainwash a mentor. He is perhaps best known for his role in the creation of Banksy’s documentary ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ (2010), which features Mr. Brainwash’s rise to success in the street art scene. Much like Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol, Mr. Brainwash's popularity in pop art happened almost overnight after the premiere of the film, in which he remarks, “Banksy captured me becoming an artist,” Mr. Brainwash has said. “In the end, I became his biggest work of art.” Born Thierry Guetta, he moved to Los Angeles when he was 15, where he attended high school before dropping out. The artist later ran a successful vintage clothing store in the city. His interest in street art was spurred by a visit to France in 1999, where he learned that his cousin was the famed graffiti artist Space Invader. Having developed a knack for filming, Mr. Brainwash started to record the nightly escapades of Invader and other street artists, such as Shepard Fairey. In 2013, he was included in the exhibition “Art Wars” at Saatchi Gallery in London. Mr. Brainwash has since developed an exceptional international reputation beyond hype-culture, his followers are captivated by his use of positive messages, uplifting outlook, and retrospection of life through street and contemporary art alike in which his global growing fan-base can't get enough. In present day, Mr. Brainwash's international fan base of collectors has propelled his blue chip artwork into the upper tier of desirability where he has joined the ranks of contemporary pop art masters such as KAWS, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jeff Koons. To learn more about Mr. Brainwash and see other available artworks, please visit our website.

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