For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act. The tipping point for Mr Brainwash was his groundbreaking footage from the widely-acclaimed documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. This Academy-nominated film demonstrates the evolution of the street art movement with Mr Brainwash, who, alongside Banksy, brings the art to the masses. Navigating between worlds of film, celebrity culture, music, and sports, Mr Brainwash has cemented his legacy in the world of art.
From the very moment he emerged, Mr Brainwash rocked the art world with his innovative and fearless style. He uses elements from pop art’s past and the raw components of his street art beginnings to create larger-than-life exhibitions and collaborations. Mr. Brainwash’s imaginative construction of gallery exhibitions and art shows throughout the world has continued to attract the attention of critics and celebrities alike.
Mr Brainwash has designed album covers for Madonna, Rick Ross, and KYGO. His artwork was featured in films and television productions such as Molly’s Game, Billions, Shameless, and The Kardashians. Mr. Brainwash’s talents are showcased in creative partnerships with powerhouse brands like Hublot, Coca-Cola, and Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. He also collaborated with world-known soccer player Pelé, who joined the artist in splattering paint on select artwork.
Mr Brainwash’s passion extends his commitment to giving back to the community. He continues to donate artwork in support of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, created commemorative 9/11 murals to honor the victims, and partnered with Product RED to raise AIDS awareness. Mr Brainwash also lends his yearly support to organizations such as the Prince’s Trust for the benefit of vulnerable youth. He met with former First Lady Michelle Obama in support of her organisation, “Let Girls Learn” which helps adolescent girls attend and complete school. He was also honoured to meet privately with Pope Francis in Rome to raise funds for Scholas, the Pope’s personal foundation to serve the youth of the world.
On December 18th, 2022 Thierry Guetta inaugurated The Mr Brainwash Art Museum, with the ongoing exhibition Enter Through the Museum, a nod to Exit Through the Gift Shop, and the first Contemporary Art Museum in the world created and run by a living artist. This gives Los Angeles an art museum that will open its doors with a retrospective exhibition of his work whose profits will be donated to help young artists through local art education non-profit organizations. As a restless creator and pop culture analyst-catalyst, Mr Brainwash sees the museum as an all-ages art playground, a new platform to express uplifting messages bringing hope, positivity, and beauty to the Beverly Hills community, Angelenos, and world visitors.
Mr Brainwash continues his journey and “Time Will Tell”.
VIEW COLLECTION ON ARTSY