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Rock The Vote – Road Trip 2012

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Rock The Vote, the nation’s largets non-partisan voter registration organization, invited Mr Brainwash to decorate the bus they would be taking across the country to encourage young Americans to register and take part in their civic duty.

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“Life is Beautiful” Solo Exhibit In Central London

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When the Summer Olympics arrived and the whole world had its eyes on London, Mr Brainwash made his UK debut, where he was already a well-known name, because of his collaborations with Banksy, by invading The Old Sorting Office, a colossal space, steps from the British Museum.

His love of British pop culture icons rang out through the streets, as Mr Brainwash adorned the side of the Sorting Office with a 6 story tall Queen Elizabeth II, in her coronation attire, holding a Union Jack spray can.

The show saw large crowds each day and became Mr Brainwash’s most attended show to date.

The pre-opening of the show was a party in collaboration with Coca Cola, featuring world-famous DJ David Guetta. The party, titled “Guetta Vs. Guetta,” had over 1,000 people in attendance.

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“Life Is Beautiful: Art Show 2011″ Solo Exhibit

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Mr Brainwash returned to the home of his first solo show, Los Angeles, with “Life is Beautiful: Art Show 2011″.

This show was his biggest yet, taking over an 80,000 square foot building in the center of the city. Each day, thousands of people gathered to see this thrilling monster of a show, which embraced Los Angeles, the epicenter of pop culture.

Mr Brainwash also gave artists the opportunity to be a part of the show. For the exhibition, he donated over 20,000 square feet of space to showcase donated works from around the globe. Artists were invited to mail in their art or install the artworks themselves.

Most art shows and exhibitions are reserved for a specific segment of society, however, Mr Brainwash art shows are for everyone. His shows became an art access point for art lovers of all ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

The first 300 people to arrive and step into the building on the 22nd received a special edition print that was numbered, hand-finished, thumbprinted and signed by Mr. Brainwash himself.

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“Life Is Beautiful: Untitled” Pop-Up Show At Art Basel Miami

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Mr Brainwash returned to Art Basel: Miami Beach with another installment of his “Life is Beautiful” exhibition series, this time called “Untitled.”

This show overtook an entire building on Collin Avenue and 21st Street.

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Within the building where an array of mixed media, sculptures, prints, installation, all splattered in the signature style of Mr Brainwash.

Again, the show was a hit, attracting collectors, gallery owners, and celebrities from all over the world

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Toronto Film Festival

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Mr Brainwash continued to bring his art all over the world, making his Canadian debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.

Mr Brainwash’s installations were placed all over the city. They included his signature eight-foot tall spray can sculptures, each one a different film genre, and life-size Canadian Mounties cutouts, armed with boom mics and cameras.

Everywhere Mr Brainwash went, he was able to create a pop art conversation with the city for which he created.

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Mr Brainwash also contributed a print of Grace Kelly for the film festival’s exhibition “Movie Star to Princess” in honor of the late film actress.

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“Life Is Beautiful” Solo Show In Toronto

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Gallery One in Yorkville hosted a solo exhibition for Mr Brainwash in Toronto, Canada. This time it was more of a small, intimate affair as opposed to Mr Brainwash’s usual grand style that overtakes warehouse-sized spaces.

This event was one of the few projects he had been involved in for the city; he had contributed sculptures for the Toronto Film Festival as well as a screen print for a Grace Kelly exhibit.

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Click on the link below for more information:
http://www.blogto.com/arts/2011/09/mr_brainwash_brings_his_pop_spectacle_to_toronto/

Mr Brainwash Collaborates With Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Red Hot Chili Peppers collaborated with Mr Brainwash, recruiting him to promote the release of their album, “I’m With You.”

Mr Brainwah was seen wheat-pasting the promotional posters he designed for the band all along the streets of Los Angeles in the Hollywood and Melrose area.

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Mr Brainwash Goes To The Oscars

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Following his acceptance of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary the night before, Mr Brainwash and his wife Deborah Guetta attended the 83rd Academy Awards for “Exit Through The Gift Shop”.

“Exit Through The Gift Shop” received an Oscar nomination late 2010(the film premiered for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010), also winning the Grierson Trust British Documentary Award in November of the same year.

Although “Exit Through The Gift Shop” did not win an award for its category, its nomination only fueled the infamy surrounding Banksy and the curious fixation on Mr Brainwash.