In honor of the 49 victims of the mass shooting at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Fl., Mr. Brainwash in collaboration with Nats Getty (founder of Strike Oil) and The Girls Lounge created and unveiled a mural dedicated to the victims at the location of the tragedy.
It was the first time that Pulse Night Club opened its doors to the public since the massacre earlier in June. The community was invited and encouraged to add final contributions to the mural, with a performance by DJ Kim And and Brendan Reilly during the ceremony.
Mr Brainwash gave fast-food a spotlight for Art Basel: Miami Beach by creating an interactive mural of Burger King’s Whopper and fries on the outside wall of GAB Studio.
There was also a sort of “throne” you can sit on with a crown above your head.
Miami is the birthplace of Burger King, the fast-food joint first opened in 1954, and home of The Original Whopper Burger. Mr Brainwash paid tribute to its origins by creating the interactive mural on Wynwood.
Mr Brainwash also kicked off Art Basel with a night of partying at WALL Lounge with friends Paris Hilton and Rick Ross.
Mr Brainwash returned to the home of his first solo show, Los Angeles, with “Life is Beautiful: Art Show 2011″.
This show was his biggest yet, taking over an 80,000 square foot building in the center of the city. Each day, thousands of people gathered to see this thrilling monster of a show, which embraced Los Angeles, the epicenter of pop culture.
Mr Brainwash also gave artists the opportunity to be a part of the show. For the exhibition, he donated over 20,000 square feet of space to showcase donated works from around the globe. Artists were invited to mail in their art or install the artworks themselves.
Most art shows and exhibitions are reserved for a specific segment of society, however, Mr Brainwash art shows are for everyone. His shows became an art access point for art lovers of all ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.
The first 300 people to arrive and step into the building on the 22nd received a special edition print that was numbered, hand-finished, thumbprinted and signed by Mr. Brainwash himself.
Gallery One in Yorkville hosted a solo exhibition for Mr Brainwash in Toronto, Canada. This time it was more of a small, intimate affair as opposed to Mr Brainwash’s usual grand style that overtakes warehouse-sized spaces.
This event was one of the few projects he had been involved in for the city; he had contributed sculptures for the Toronto Film Festival as well as a screen print for a Grace Kelly exhibit.