Life Is Beautiful Behind the Scenes + show night pictures.
(Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop)
Life Is Beautiful Wednesday, June 18 2008 at 7:00pm Mr. Brainwash or MBW is the moniker of an eccentric French filmmaker. MBW has spent the last nine years attempting to make the ultimate documentary about graffiti art. But whilst filming many of the world's most renowned street artists at work MBW began putting his camera aside and making art of his own. He has graduated from a few hand drawn stickers to giant billboard sized paste-ups, eventually becoming one of the most prolific street artists in California. MBW does not fit the stereotype of your average street vandal. His artistic process chiefly consists of throwing random modern cultural icons into a blender and turning it up to eleven. The results are by turns profound, provocative and inspirational. 'Life is beautiful' is the first exhibition ever mounted by Mr Brainwash. It takes place in a former Hollywood studio complex and will feature over three hundred paintings, sculptures and prints alongside an installation made from 100,000 shoes and a life-size re-creation of Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks'.
"Mr. Brainwash is a force of nature, he's a phenomenon. And I don't mean that in a good way." Banksy
Free & Open* Tuesday private show june 17/Wednesday public show, June 18 2008 at 7:00pm