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Mr. Brainwash – Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold

Mr. Brainwash, Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold is a cast resin sculpture.  This Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold Sculpture is signed, dated, and numbered on the bottom.  It comes with a plexibox display case.

This is a wonderful gift idea, or perfect for a desk or shelf in an office space.  The positivity of the words and the bright color are truly powerful and will remind you each day that “Life is Beautiful”!

Mr. Brainwash is a French street 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. “Banksy captured me becoming an artist,” Mr. Brainwash has said. “In the end, I became his biggest work of art.” Born Thierry Guetta on November 11, 1966 in Garges-lès-Gonesse, France, 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. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Title

Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold

Medium

Cast Resin Sculpture

Year

2017

Edition

100

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 5.75 x 9 x 1.5 (in)
15 x 23 x 4 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Mr. Brainwash, Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold is a cast resin sculpture.  This Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold Sculpture is signed, dated, and numbered on the bottom.  It comes with a plexibox display case.

This is a wonderful gift idea, or perfect for a desk or shelf in an office space.  The positivity of the words and the bright color are truly powerful and will remind you each day that “Life is Beautiful”!

Mr. Brainwash is a French street 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. “Banksy captured me becoming an artist,” Mr. Brainwash has said. “In the end, I became his biggest work of art.” Born Thierry Guetta on November 11, 1966 in Garges-lès-Gonesse, France, 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. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Brainwash practices an irreverent brand of appropriation characterized by the use of images from history, popular culture, and art history. The artist subtly alters the picture or its context, mischievously undermining the tone of the source material. Brainwash, a pseudonym for Thierry Guetta, is known for producing massive spectacles to display his art. He came to prominence through mounting large-scale public projects in his current home of Los Angeles and as the main figure in the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop. His work hinges on the idea that anything is possible in his practice. “Art has no walls. Anybody can be an artist,” he says. “Art has no rules. There’s no manual.”

Mr. Brainwash Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold

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Title

Life is Beautiful – Hard Candy Gold

Medium

Cast Resin Sculpture

Year

2017

Edition

100

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 5.75 x 9 x 1.5 (in)
15 x 23 x 4 (cm)
Price Price on Request