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Mr. Brainwash, born Thierry Guetta in 1966, is a French contemporary street artist and photographer known for his unique approach to art and his role in the documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop." Before venturing into the art world, MBW was involved in the fashion industry and operated a vintage clothing store in Los Angeles. His journey as an artist began when he started documenting street artists, including the likes of Banksy and Shepard Fairey. This immersion in the street art scene inspired him to try his hand at creating art himself. MBW's style incorporates elements of pop, street, and contemporary art, featuring bold colors, iconic imagery, and a playful, irreverent tone. His work often makes use of recognizable symbols, blending them with a sense of humor and a distinctive DIY aesthetic.


Mr. Brainwash's art has been exhibited in various solo and group shows around the world, and his unique style has garnered attention from both art enthusiasts and collectors. While his approach to art has been met with both praise and skepticism, major institutions and galleries have showcased his works. His solo exhibitions, such as "Life is Beautiful" and "Icons," have been hosted in cities like Los Angeles, New York, and London. Additionally, his pieces have been featured in renowned institutions like the Opera Gallery in Paris. The evolving nature of street art and Mr. Brainwash's unconventional rise in the art world continue to make him a noteworthy and controversial figure in contemporary art circles.

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