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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.

Independent Spirit Award for Exit Through The Gift Shop

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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

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“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.

Exit Through the Gift Shop (USA Release)

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Exit Through the Gift Shop (USA Release)

April 16, 2010

The highly-anticipated Sundance hit, Exit Through The Gift Shop, was released to theaters in the US on April 16th, 2010.

The documentary had its run with audiences in the UK on March 5th, and was also screened at the 60th anniversary of the Berlin film festival on February 15th, 2010.

“Life Is Beautiful: Icons” NY Solo Exhibit

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“Life Is Beautiful: Icons” NY Solo Exhibit

February 14, 2010

In 2010, Mr Brainwash invaded the Meatpacking District with “Life is Beautiful: Icons”, his first New York solo show.

This show was bigger than ever, covering a 15,000 square foot, multi-story warehouse.

The downstairs displayed Mr Brainwash’s evocative portraits of music legends, constructed from bits of broken records. The exhibit also featured a 10-foot tall boom box and a life-size NYC taxicab in Matchbox toy car packaging. Icons was so popular that it was extended for three months, reopened as “Life is Beautiful: Icons Remixed”, with new installations, and extended for an additional three months.

Mr Brainwash had now shown both coasts the force of his solo exhibitions. Prestigious auction houses and collectors, including Christie’s and Phillips de Pury, took notice by offering his work in high-profile auctions.

The art show space was also used to host an exclusive party during New York Fashion Week for Gwen Stefani’s fashion line, L.A.M.B.

Exit Through The Gift Shop, Sundance Film Festival

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Exit Through The Gift Shop, Sundance Film Festival

January, 24 2010

Exit Through The Gift Shop was released during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Attendees were curious to see what Banksy had in store, as the film presented by his camp could not be found in the festival’s programming.

The only clues to Banksy’s participation in the film festival were the stencils that popped up on some of the buildings around the city.

In true Banksy fashion the affair was wrapped up in mystery, as the documentary directed by the Scarlet Pimpernel of street art, using film footage Mr. Brainwash had accumulated in the ten years he followed a number of street artists with his camera during it’s rebirth, was unveiled for the first time to the public eye.

The documentary was a huge hit among Sundance attendees, you can read more about the event on The Guardian.

The Last Call With Carson Daly

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The Last Call With Carson Daly

April 22, 2009

Carson Daly paid Mr Brainwash a studio visit to conduct a two-part interview about street art, his beginnings and his (almost impossible to access) solo show in Los Angeles. In the interview, Mr Brainwash playfully explained his process and his views on how the streets have been turned into a public art gallery that anyone can enjoy.