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Mr Brainwash’s name has been all over news recently and his work continues to be highly sought after.
On 14th October two of Mr Brainwash’s originals ‘Einstein, 2010’ and ‘Kate Moss, 2010’ both sold for double their estimates in the Phillips de Pury Contempory art sale in London.
Mr Brainwash has also been invited to feature on a panel of art world luminaries including Louise Neri the director of Gagosian Gallery as part of a major talk at Sotheby’s New York. Art and Commerce: Contempory Artists Navigate the Auction Market takes place on 8th November and will explore current innovations Contempory artists and dealers are utilizing to blaze a trail and the effect this has on the art market.
The film Exit Through the gift Shop directed by Bansky and featuring the world and work of Mr Brainwash landed a top prize at the annual Grierson Trust awards held at the BFI in London on 2nd November. In a taped speech, Banksy accepted the most entertaining documentary trophy, which he had spray-painted himself.
Mr Brainwash is the moniker of Los Angeles-based filmmaker and Pop street artist Thierry Guetta. Mr Brainwash has spent the better part of the last decade attempting to make the ultimate street art documentary. Meanwhile, inspired by his subjects, he has emerged as a prolific figure on the international art scene with his highly visible, pop-art inspired murals of celebrities.
His work has garnered widespread acclaim, and in 2009, Madonna enlisted him to design the cover of her greatest hits album, Celebration, as well as 15 different covers for the accompanying vinyls, singles and DVDs.