Art Basel expanded to Hong Kong in 2013 and for its third year, Mr Brainwash attended the event with his own “Life is Beautiful” solo exhibit.
The artist teamed up with Lan Kwai Fong, one of Hong Kong’s biggest lifestyle company with investments in restaurants, bars and real estate, to host a cocktail party that ended with a live-painting performance.
Mr Brainwash unveiled a series of murals on Union Market in Washington, D.C. with First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate International Women’s Day with the Let Girls Learn, the Obama Administration’s initiative to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and complete school.
The artist created other images, artworks that featured messages
and iconic imagery on Union Market’s exterior.
First Lady Michelle Obama was on-siteat the Northeast Union Market district on Tuesday to celebrate the first anniversary of Let Girls Learn and asked Mr Brainwash to teach her how to spray paint. Together they added a few more hearts and signed the inspiring work of art.
The mural attracted national and international attention making it to the first page of the White House website and newspapers.