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Toronto Film Festival

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Toronto Film Festival

September 18, 2011

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.
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.

“Life Is Beautiful” Solo Show In Toronto

Gallery

“Life Is Beautiful” Solo Show In Toronto

September 8, 2011

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.

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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Mr Brainwash Collaborates With Red Hot Chili Peppers

July 26, 2011

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.

Mr Brainwash Goes To The Oscars

Oscars

Mr Brainwash Goes To The Oscars

Feburary 27, 2011

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.

Independent Spirit Award for Exit Through The Gift Shop

Award

Independent Spirit Award for Exit Through The Gift Shop

July 21, 2020

Following its successful Sundance premiere and its reception of the Grierson Trust Documentary Award for Most Entertaining Documentary, Mr Brainwash attended the 26th Independent Spirit Awards, hosted by Film Independent, to accept the award for Best Documentary.

Accepting the award in Banksy’s place, Mr Brainwash coyly responded to questions regarding the secretive artist, keeping up the intrigue surrounding the film and its creation.

Click on the link below for more information:
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2010/nov/02/banksy-grierson-award

Mr Brainwash Paints Mural For The Oscars

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Mr Brainwash Paints Mural For The Oscars

January 29, 2011

To commemorate the Oscars and Exit Through The Gift Shop’s nomination into its Best Documentary category by the Academy, Mr Brainwash painted a mural on La Brea Ave. of the Oscar statuette wearing a hoodie guarded, and filmed, by Storm Troopers.

“Life is Beautiful: Under Construction” Pop Up Show At Art Basel Miami

Art Basel

“Life is Beautiful: Under Construction” Pop Up Show At Art Basel Miami

Dec 2, 2010

Mr Brainwash’s Art Basel debut came unannounced to Art Basel: Miami Beach and caused a stir with “Life is Beautiful: Under Construction.”

The pop-up show consisted of Storm Troopers looking out on various floors of the building, housing works from Mr Brainwash on all kinds of mediums.

Carmel International Film Festival

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Carmel International Film Festival

October 12, 2010

Mr Brainwash was invited to fill the grounds of the Carmel International Film Festival, located in Carmel, California, with his work. The locals who were aware of MBW through Exit Through the Gift Shop and his first ever solo exhibition at Columbia Square in Hollywood, even offered their walls for Mr Brainwash to “do anything with.”

Keep A Child Alive Charity with Alicia Keys

Charity

Keep A Child Alive Charity with Alicia Keys

September 30, 2010

Keep A Child Alive is a non-profit organization co-founded by Alicia Keys that strives to eradicate HIV/AIDS in children and families. Each year, Keep A Child Alive hosts a charity event to raise funding for their mission; Mr Brainwash has contributed a print to be auctioned at the event, its proceeds from the winning auction bid were donated to the organization.