Artist of the Day….. Mr. Brainwash…

 

 

This artist is a French citizen living in Los Angeles.  He first career was as owner of a clothing store and videographer. He was introduced by his cousin, known as Space Invader, to street art and the artists such as Bansky and Shepard Fairey.  The movie Exit thru the Gift in fact has Mr. Brainwash a.k.a. Thierry Guetta, as a focus. Bansky was the director.

His biggest breakthrough came in 2008 and his show Life is Beautiful. The opening night saw 7,000 people come out. His second major solo show was called Icons and a piece done with vinyl records of Jim Morrison sold for more than 100,000 dollars.The use of records in the hair was a nice touch!

A piece about the artists Life is Beautiful Show

A youtube piece about the artists ICON show.

The artist in his studio with Carson Daly.

I love the creativity of this artist. Be it films or visual art, he really inspires me to work on larger pieces and be bolder in my drawings!

keep trying to learn!

 

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