Mr. Brainwash, the alter-ego for Los Angeles-based filmmaker/street artist Thierry Guetta, has become a L.A. icon in recent years after he emerged from the eccentric camera man documenting the lives of famous street artists like Bansky in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop,’ to a branded street artist himself creating his works all over the city.
Though his work has sparked some controversy among the graffiti art world as being just another “copy cat” of the artists he spent the last decade documenting, Mr. Brainwash has built up a loyal following and recognition from art enthusiasts all over with his pop-culture inspired works.
This Christmas day, fans of MBW can get a look inside the mind of the street artist in his brand new 80,000 sq. ft. exhibit, “Art Show 2011,” that features three stories of his original works on display for a limited time only.
The new exhibit captures the very best of pop-culture icons in true MBW fashion. Images of music icons like John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix cover the walls with inspiring messages of “music is all over” and “life is beautiful.” Inside, you’ll find enlarged sculpture pieces that touch on nostalgia and immortalize childhood heroes and pop-culture icons like Darth Vadar and Mr. Potato Head. He’s also enlisted dozens of street/graffiti artists from all over to tag every inch of the walls inside the exhibit with their own artwork and signatures. Literally not an inch of space goes wasted inside this exhibit with the floors, walls and even windows painted with spectacular images and messages that both inspire and wonder.
960 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Dec. 22: (Preview) – 7pm to midnight (rsvp: email@example.com)
Dec. 25: 2pm to 6pm
Dec 26-29: 1pm to 7pm