Tribute Mural for 9/11

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Mr Brainwash returned to New York to paint a mural commemorating the 14-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that changed the course of American history.

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http://www.villagevoice.com/news/mr-brainwash-tries-again-with-second-9-11-memorial-mural-at-century-21-7634242

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/18795770-story

Guests on Good Day New York

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Mr Brainwash was invited to be a guest on Good Day New York to talk about his latest pop up show “Life is Beautiful” and engaged in an impromptu live painting performance.

The show had thousands of visitors a day, tourists and locals alike, who were delighted to discover the unannounced art show hidden under New York City’s famous High Line.

The 9,000 square foot space was packed with sculptures, screen prints, and installations, all which showcase his signature take on pop culture’s most recognizable icons and images and signified his glorious return to The Big Apple.

The video of the segment is available here:
https://www.facebook.com/FOX5NY/videos/10153577679726320

“Life Is Beautiful” Pop-Up Show (NY)

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Mr Brainwash returned to New York for a pop-up art show, “Life is Beautiful” in June 2015.

The show had thousands of visitors a day, tourists and locals alike, who were delighted to discover the unannounced art show hidden under New York City’s famous High Line.

The 9,000 square foot space was packed with sculptures, screen prints, and installations, all which showcase his signature take on pop culture’s most recognizable icons and images and signified his glorious return to The Big Apple.

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“Life Is Beautiful: Icons” NY Solo Exhibit

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In 2010, Mr Brainwash invaded the Meatpacking District with “Life is Beautiful: Icons”, his first New York solo show.

This show was bigger than ever, covering a 15,000 square foot, multi-story warehouse.

The downstairs displayed Mr Brainwash’s evocative portraits of music legends, constructed from bits of broken records. The exhibit also featured a 10-foot tall boom box and a life-size NYC taxicab in Matchbox toy car packaging. Icons was so popular that it was extended for three months, reopened as “Life is Beautiful: Icons Remixed”, with new installations, and extended for an additional three months.

Mr Brainwash had now shown both coasts the force of his solo exhibitions. Prestigious auction houses and collectors, including Christie’s and Phillips de Pury, took notice by offering his work in high-profile auctions.

The art show space was also used to host an exclusive party during New York Fashion Week for Gwen Stefani’s fashion line, L.A.M.B.

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Madonna’s “Celebration” Album Cover

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Madonna, being highly attuned to the growing trends in art and contemporary culture, assigned the task of creating the cover art for her third greatest hits album, “Celebration”, to Mr Brainwash.

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As a nod to New York’s graffiti culture, since at a point in time Madonna was an active witness of, because of her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat while she was working on her eponymous debut album and origins, the collaborative likeness of Queen Madge were found wheat-pasted on walls of the Meatpacking District in Manhattan.

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In addition to the album cover, Mr Brainwash produced works for the cover of the “Celebration” DVD cover for the video collection as well as the jacket for its vinyl release.

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Mr Brainwash’s likeness of Madonna was also in full view of Times Square.

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Levi’s/FADER Fort NYC

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With not much time on his side, Mr Brainwash assembled the interior of FADER’s space to prepare for their collaborative party with denim brand, Levi’s. Mr Brainwash filled the place with works varying from portraits made out of broken vinyl to giant cardboard robots and prints.

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The party, located at the FADER Fort in New York City, had live performances by artists such as Little Boots, Charles Hamilton, Wild Yaks and more.