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Mr. Brainwash

French, b. 1966

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 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. In the end, I became his biggest work of art.”

Born Thierry Guetta, Mr. Brainwash 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, Mr. Brainwash was included in the exhibition “Art Wars” at Saatchi Gallery in London. He has since developed an exceptional international reputation beyond hype-culture; his followers are captivated by his use of positive messages, an uplifting outlook and a retrospection of life through street and contemporary art alike, of which his global growing fan base can't get enough.

In the 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.

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(Biography provided by Arton Contemporary)

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$3,468
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AQUAMAN
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in Aventura, FL
Ten color screen print on hand torn archival art paper. Hand signed and numbered on front, thumb print on verso by the artist. Edition of 100. Artwork is in excellent condition. C...
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2010s Street Art Mr. Brainwash

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Paper, Screen

  • AQUAMAN
  • AQUAMAN
H 47 in. W 37 in. D 1 in.
I Find Beauty Everywhere
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in New York, NY
I Find Beauty Everywhere, 2010 Signed and numbered in pencil Screenprint with hand finishing 22 x 30 inches Edition 19 of 75
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2010s Mr. Brainwash

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Screen

The King Pele, Flag Portrait, Mr. Brainwash, Handfinished Street Art Print
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in Atlanta, GA
The King Pelé, Flag Portrait by Mr. Brainwash. Contemporary art print from an edition of 75. Wonderful collaboration with the legend, Pele. A one-color screenprint on hand-torn archi...
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2010s Street Art Mr. Brainwash

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Screen

Flowarh$, 2021, Mr. Brainwash, Tribute to Andy Warhol, Contemporary Street Art
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in Atlanta, GA
Flowarh$, Archival Paper with dimensions of 24 x 24 in. 6-color screenprint Edition of 93 Signed and thumb printed by the Artist Pop art would not exist without the iconic Andy War...
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2010s Street Art Mr. Brainwash

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Paper, Screen

Street Connoisseur, Life Is Beautiful, Red, Mr. Brainwash, Rare Limited Edition
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in Atlanta, GA
Street Connoisseur - Life Is Beautiful, Red. Archival Paper with dimensions of 20 x 16 in. 5-Color Screenprint with 1 Hand Finished Stencil Layer Edition of 15 Certificate of Authent...
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2010s Street Art Mr. Brainwash

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Paper, Screen, Stencil

Street Connoisseur, Life Is Beautiful, Pink, Mr. Brainwash, Rare Limited Edition
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in Atlanta, GA
Street Connoisseur - Life Is Beautiful, Pink. Archival Paper with dimensions of 20 x 16 in. 5-Color Screenprint with 1 Hand Finished Stencil Layer Edition of 15 Certificate of Authen...
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2010s Street Art Mr. Brainwash

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Paper, Screen, Stencil

Heart & Soul
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in New York, NY
Heart & Soul, 2020 Signed, dated, numbered in pencil Screenprint on paper 30 x 22 inches Edition of 85
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2010s Pop Art Mr. Brainwash

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Screen

Art is Not a Crime (Gold)
By Mr. Brainwash
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Mr. Brainwash Title: Art is Not a Crime (Gold) Year: 2021 Edition: 22/95 Signed: Signed, numbered and dated on left side and bottom Medium: Chrome-painted resin sculpture Siz...
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2010s Mr. Brainwash

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Resin

  • Art is Not a Crime (Gold)
  • Art is Not a Crime (Gold)
  • Art is Not a Crime (Gold)
  • Art is Not a Crime (Gold)
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H 6.5 in. W 7.25 in. D 2 in.
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Galleries Featuring Mr. Brainwash

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DTR Modern Galleries
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Contessa Gallery
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Georgetown Frame Shoppe
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Composition Gallery
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Mr. Brainwash art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Mr. Brainwash art for sale. If you're looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of red, blue, orange and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Mr. Brainwash in mixed media, paper, screen print, and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the street art style. Not every interior allows for large Mr. Brainwash art, so small editions measuring 13.5 inches across are available. Those interested in this artist might also find the work of Mr Brainwash, Christophe Stouvenel and Shepard Fairey. The price for these items starts at $1,250 and tops out at $35,000, while the average work can sell for $3,995.
Questions About Mr. Brainwash
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mr. Brainwash uses art to make a provocative statement. He takes copyrighted works and alters them to undermine the tone of the original piece or product. You too can make a statement by collecting a selection of Mr. Brainwash’s works on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Mr. Brainwash often creates his art by using stencils and screen prints, as well as paint. Some of his most well-known works include Balloon Girl, Never Give Up, Retrospect, Polaroid Boy, Spider Man and Superheroes (Blue). On 1stDibs, find a variety of Mr. Brainwash art.

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