“Life is Beautiful” Solo Exhibit In Central London

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When the Summer Olympics arrived and the whole world had its eyes on London, Mr Brainwash made his UK debut, where he was already a well-known name, because of his collaborations with Banksy, by invading The Old Sorting Office, a colossal space, steps from the British Museum.

His love of British pop culture icons rang out through the streets, as Mr Brainwash adorned the side of the Sorting Office with a 6 story tall Queen Elizabeth II, in her coronation attire, holding a Union Jack spray can.

The show saw large crowds each day and became Mr Brainwash’s most attended show to date.

The pre-opening of the show was a party in collaboration with Coca Cola, featuring world-famous DJ David Guetta. The party, titled “Guetta Vs. Guetta,” had over 1,000 people in attendance.

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The Cans Festival

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The Cans Festival was the first British exhibit Banksy coordinated and curated in over three years and it featured the work of street artists worldwide, Brazil, Canada and Australia to name a few countries!

Huge installations, varying from smashed up cars to a sculpture incorporating CCTVS, and mixed media artwork filled the abandoned tunnel that once was used by taxi drivers.

The exhibit was free and open to the public during May 3rd – 5th, 2008. Visitors were also encouraged to play their part by adding their own stencil into the show.

Mr Brainwash featured his iconic Britney Spears and Madonna image for the event.

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