Sunday, 22 July 2012

Mr Brainwash's first official UK solo art show! Xx

Mr. Brainwash, the artistic alter ego of Los Angeles-based 
Filmmaker and critically acclaimed Pop Artist Thierry Guetta, 
is pleased to announce his imminent arrival to London 
where he will stage the setting for his first official UK solo art show.
Mr Brainwash's Kate Moss by the Old Sorting Office New Oxford Street WC1

On August 5th, Mr. Brainwash will embrace the 
global art scene by taking over The Old Sorting Office, 
a colossal space centrally located next to the 
British Museum at the corner of New Oxford Street 
and Museum Street in London, during the Olympics this summer. 
The Old Sorting Office will act as a canvas for 
Mr. Brainwash’s latest original works in a larger than life 
exhibition that will be his first European show.

Above: Mr Brainwash's Bowie

Mr. Brainwash achieved worldwide recognition 
with Banksy’s Oscar nominated film Exit Through the Gift Shop.
take a look at the trailer:

Guetta's first show Life is Beautiful opened in Los Angeles, California, 
June 18, 2008
he created the artwork for Madonna’s 
greatest hits compilation, Celebration in 2009
Mr. Brainwash is also well known for his 
collaborative work ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers 
to Bernard Arnault. 

 In early June 2011, cryptic artwork of a robot and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers logo 
with the date 8/30/11 began to appear in various spots around Los Angeles, California. 
At the time the band's management denied that these
 works were in any way connected with the band; 
however on July 14, 2011, TMZ reported that the artwork was confirmed
 to be an official promotion for the Chili Peppers upcoming album, 
I'm with you which was released on August 30, 2011. 
The man behind the images is Mr Brainwash, 
who also confirmed that he has several further projects lined up with the band.

 On February 14, 2010, Mr. Brainwash
 opened his second show in New York City
The show ICONS covered 15,000 square feet of an abandoned 
warehouse in the Meat Packing District to create a gallery. 

 The Mr. Brainwash portrait of Jim Morrison (below)
made of broken vinyl records appearing 
in the show was sold for $100,000.

Below: The Mr Brainwash Portraits of Biggie, 
Jay Z and Tupac from the ICONS show

 Mr Brainwash made his major auction debut on May 14, 2010 
in the Phillips de Pury and Company Contemporary Art Sale: Part II. 
The piece, a massive canvas, was given a 
pre-auction estimate of $50,000 - 70,000.
 The piece (below)features Charlie Chaplin 
with paint can and roller in hand. 

The London Fall 2010,Phillips de Pury and Company Contemporary Art Sale
 marked the artist's second presence in auction,
 this time represented by two unique works.

           The smaller of the two pieces measures 106.7 x 106.7 cm (42 x 42 inches) 
and features Kate Moss (see below)

The larger piece, measuring 162.6 x 121.9 cm (64 x 48 inches), 
features Albert Einstein (see below)

 The works sold for well above the pre-auction estimates, fetching prices 
nearly 3 times higher than what was speculated in the estimates. 
The final prices for the two canvases were roughly $67,000 and $120,000

Mr. Brainwash left his mark in Miami Art Basel 2010, 
the most important art fair in the US. 
Within 10 days, without any announcement or promotion, 
he turned a 25,000-square foot empty retail space in the 
heart of South Beach into another art spectacle 
entitled Under Construction
The show became the obligatory stop for collectors and 
art lovers during Art Basel.
 After 4 days and thousands of visitors, 
Mr. Brainwash packed up Under Construction 
and left Miami almost as quickly as he arrived, 
in what some might call a successful art hit-and-run.

A year later, Mr. Brainwash returned to Art Basel Miami 2011
 with another solo show, Untitled
He turned the same space as the previous year 
into an art gallery that attracted worldwide collectors, 
galleries and celebrities over the four days of the art fair.

This show in London at the Old Sorting Office
 will comprise giant installations, murals, 
original fine art and many surprises. 
The artwork attributed to Mr. Brainwash 
emulates famous artistic and historic images, 
which immortalize popular culture and celebrate positivity.

Just like his previous art shows, this exhibition 
will be produced solely by the artist.
In keeping with his motto "Life Is Beautiful" 
and "Never, Never Give Up", 
there will be no cost associated with tickets and viewers 
will be given complimentary posters, postcards and more.

In the lead up to the show, Mr. Brainwash 
has already marked his territory on the side 
of The Old Sorting Office, which is merely 
a taster of what to expect this coming August -
(see below) starring The Beatles, The Queen
 with a brush and a can of Pink Paint, a corgi, 
Prince Philip in a bearskin with a paint roller,
and of course Kate Moss:

all images for promotional purposes only
and not intended to infringe copyright

For more information, 

Address of the Show which opens August 5th
  The Old Sorting Office 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1

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Until next time J Xx

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