“Life Is Beautiful” First Ever Solo Exhibition

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The former CBS Columbia Square studios in Hollywood opened its doors for the first time on June 18th, 2008, the doors having been closed since 2007. Promising a show like no one has ever seen, Mr Brainwash appropriately chose the city’s first film studio (then called Nestor Film Company) as the location for his debut into the art world.

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Mr Brainwash transformed this once-pristine news and radio network to a gallery space that held a variety of mediums, from sculptures to installations, paintings and prints, all in his grandiose style.

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Though he fell off a ladder while preparing for “Life is Beautiful,” a broken leg wasn’t enough to stop Mr Brainwash from the biggest art opening in Los Angeles.

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Crowds were lined up for hours and around the block, with eager art-seekers even rushing through the gates past security in order to take a peek at MBW’s work.

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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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