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    Entries in mbw (40)

    Saturday
    Oct152011

    Mr Brainwash 'Open Artist Studio' Photo

     

    Here is a shot of some of the art and artists taking advantage of Mr Brainwash's generosity.

    Sunday
    Sep252011

    Mr Brainwash Preparing Gallery One In Toronto Canada

    Check it out HERE

    

    Saturday
    Aug272011

    Mr Brainwash 'Never Never Never Give Up' Prints Release Details

     

    Here is the NEW (cough cough) print called 'Never Never Never Give Up' by artist Mr Brainwash. These are available in 5 colours pink, blue, green, orange and yellow. These are massive 5 colour 50 x 26 inch screenprints on archival paper with all have different edition sizes and will cost $350 each. These will be available at 3pm EST on Tuesday August 30th

    Check it out HERE


    Saturday
    Aug202011

    Morgan Spurlock 'Finds Out If Mr. Brainwash Is The Real Deal' Video

    Check it out HERE

    

    Friday
    Apr082011

    Armando Chainsawhands 'This Is Not Art' Print Release Details

     

    Here is a piss take of the upcoming print release by artist (cough cough) Mr Brainwash. This is playfully print called 'This Is Not Art' by artist Armando Chainsawhands. This is a stenciled white spraypaint over a black spraypainted background with handfinished acrylic paint splatters on 30 x 22 inch 250GSM Stonehenge archival paper. There are three versions available, a limited edition of 10 with pink splatter for $30 each, variant of 4 with metallic silver splatter for $30 each or the 1 of 1 with metallic gold splatter for $50 each. These will be available at 1pm EST on Friday April 8th. Well done Armando, I seriously prefer this over that dreck over at MBW.com

    Check it out HERE

    Friday
    Apr082011

    Mr Brainwash 'Anonymous' Print Release Details

     

    Here is the next release from artist Mr Brainwash. This is an homage piece to Banksy's quest to win an Academy Award at this years OSCAR'S for the documentary 'Exit Through The Gift Shop'. This is a 6 colour 22 x 30 inch screenprint with gold ink and gloss varnish with an edition size of 83, comes thumb printed, signed and numbered by the artist for $450 each. $450! WTF? Seriously????? This will be available at 3pm EST on Monday Aril 11th

    Check it out HERE

    Sunday
    Mar272011

    Life According To Mr Brainwash Video

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    Sunday
    Mar202011

    Mr Brainwash 'From Camera To Street' Video

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    Thursday
    Feb242011

    Is Banksy’s Mr Brainwash An Art World Borat?

     

    The New York Times' Milena Ryzik investigates Banksy’s new documentary (and Sundance hit) Exit Through The Gift Shop — asking, essentially, if the film is actually a satire, and the subject, French-Californian filmmaker turned street artist Mr. Brainwash, has been created to dupe the art world and mock the burgeoning art-factory system. Mr. Brainwash himself, a.k.a. Thierry Guetta, didn’t respond to her queries, but we spent three hours with Mr. Brainwash before the opening of his recent Manhattan art show "Icons." Our two cents? The show was so wretchedly derivative, repetitive, and insultingly insipid that we felt it could only have been an intentional prank: With its prints of famous figures Mr. Brainwash said he couldn't name from memory, and art made out of broken LPs (a staple of junk sales), it was as if they were taunting hipster collectors into buying the worst possible art to prove their hideous, herd-following taste. (Not to mention journalists' unethical gullibility: Mr. Brainwash kept trying to push a framed print on us, while mentioning how much we could sell it for on eBay.) We definitely felt put on (even if we respected the prank), but we couldn't prove it. So we tried to get him to admit it. The process was maddening.

    So, this show is about icons. I see Bill Gates.
    I know a little bit about Bill Gates. I don’t know deeply about his story, if it’s true or not true, but only to think about it and see what I hear is good enough for me.

    Um, is that how you hope people approach you?
    Like I say in the end of the film, I said, I cannot judge you. I’m not here to judge. If there is a judge today, it’s God. For me here, it’s my life. I cannot have somebody who says you are fake. Who are you to judge me? You know, you can judge me, it’s no problem. I am fake. You are fake … But it doesn’t mean I’m going to stop continuing what I’m doing — and the next step might be bigger and bigger and bigger ...

    Plenty say this feels like a prank. Can you prove it’s not?
    What do I do to prove? To live my life? One day for me is one life. The next day is another life. It’s not important what people say.

    It will become important if a significant number of people come to your show saying it’s a prank.
    By Banksy, yeah? Yeah, yeah, this is something, but it’s like what I’m going to do? If I do it, it’s my heart and I believe. I’m a guy who believes above all. I believe in God.

    Sure, you believe — but are you playing a role?
    No. No playing a role ... It depends on the role

    Look, if you’re playing a joke on the art market, it’s a pretty fun joke.
    Playing a joke on the art market? But the art market, is it a joke? When you think of white on a white canvas and sell it for millions of dollars, is it a joke? Is it a joke that some people are going to spend millions on this?

    So if anyone deserves to be pranked, it's the art world …
    No. I don’t believe that the art market is a joke or there is not a joke. I’m not here to judge. Is it a joke, like putting [an artist’s] name onto something by someone else, so the whole world become a joke? It’s how well you play your game. Jeff Koons making millions of dollars: People have said it’s not good what he does; it’s crazy. I respect him to play well his game.

    Earlier, you said that, like Madonna or Oprah, you’re going to build a school with your proceeds? What proof do you have of that?
    You cannot know. I can open my heart to you, or I can be a villain. [Maybe] I can grab the money and count my money and I say, “Oh, I joke them.” But somewhere I’m a believer.

    For Banksy to direct or produce a fictional artist wouldn't be surprising. Let’s say you’re a paid actor, and great at improvising lines, like Borat. People might even think this will make these pieces more valuable, not less.
    Yeah, definitely. But somewhere it comes to a point, like in the first hour of the film, you see that you’re dealing with a madman already, so a madman somewhere doesn’t have a limit. You're talking to a madman ... Art for me is everywhere.

    For instance?
    See that garbage outside? I wanted to make a sculpture inside — take all the garbage, put it on top of it, and make New York City. Very simple: The garbage is free. But I felt like human is the most beautiful piece of art for me.

    If humans are the most interesting art, then it would make sense that your performance is your real art.
    I feel like I said — it comes to a point, even artists that I have bought some art from, the more I know them, the more I know what they are, the more I don’t want [to know]. Art is the artist. Understand?

    No. You’re steering around this question.
    If I’m really an artist?

    How do I know you’re not an actor?
    Like I say, a big artist — I don’t want to say name — but this big artist has 140 people working for them. Sometimes, they don’t even come up with the idea. They say: “Like, No like.” But I respect that. The mind goes too fast. It’s not me having a nail and building a box, who cares, it’s a box, take it.

    Yes, someone like Jeff Koons employs actors to create his pieces. But that's not the same as an actor playing a guy who runs an art studio. Are you someone else acting as Thierry Guetta?
    The problem is I don’t understand really the question: Are you an actor to interview me? How do I know?

    For starters, if you asked me, I would just say, "No, I’m not.
    And I would say, "No, I’m not." Some way I’m not an actor. If I was an actor, I wouldn’t be here. The movie makes a big question mark of everything because you see the evolution of all this. Some people say, "Oh he copies this and he copies this." Who says that there is rules in art today? Who says what you cannot do? Learn about my past and tell me what I am in the present ...

    But you don’t seem to have existed before your first show.
    But everything comes up: You’ll find space, you’ll find art. I film everything. I make sculpture of Charlie Chaplin in bronze in 1989, or I don’t have timing, so I might say '89 if it’s '91, you know, but for me I know that I made it.

    Check it out HERE

    Wednesday
    Feb092011

    Mr Brainwash 'Je T'aime' + 'I Love You' Prints Release Details

     

    Check it out HERE

    Tuesday
    Feb082011

    Mr Brainwash 'Bat Papi + Cat Nana' Prints Release Details

     

    Here finally is the release day for 'Bat Papi and Cat Nana' by artist Mr Brainwash. This originally popped up in early November but seemed to be quietly swept under the carpet until now! This will be sold as a diptych only and both prints will both be 11 colour 15 x 19 inch screenprints on uniquely hand stained hand torn archival art paper with an edition size of 150, these come thumb printed signed and numbered by the artist for $375 each. These will be available at 3pm EST on Tuesday February 8th.

    Check it out HERE

     

    Friday
    Feb042011

    Seen In L.A On MBW Studios Is It Mr Brainwash or Banksy?

     

    Here is some fresh work on the often used Mr Brainwash outside MBW studio wall on La Brea Ave in Los Angeles. Although this piece is signed by Mr Brainwash, it looks more like Banksy's work to me. Hmmm, look at the close up below.

    Wednesday
    Dec292010

    The Economist 'Miami Basel' Video Including Mr Brainwash

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    Friday
    Dec172010

    Mr Brainwash 'I Still Believe In Love' Print Available

     

    Here is the NEW xmas themed print called 'I Still Believe In Love' from artist Mr Brainwash. This is a 3 colour 30 x 22 inch screenprint with an edition size of 90, comes signed and numbered by the artist for $125 each. All proceeds from the sale of this print will go towards the ToysForTots charity.

    Check it out HERE

    Friday
    Dec032010

    Mr Brainwash 'Homer Simpson' Artist Installation Video

    Lame!!

    Check it out HERE