“Life Is Beautiful” Solo Show In Toronto

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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.

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Click on the link below for more information:
http://www.blogto.com/arts/2011/09/mr_brainwash_brings_his_pop_spectacle_to_toronto/

Mr Brainwash Goes To The Oscars

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Following his acceptance of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary the night before, Mr Brainwash and his wife Deborah Guetta attended the 83rd Academy Awards for “Exit Through The Gift Shop”.

“Exit Through The Gift Shop” received an Oscar nomination late 2010(the film premiered for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010), also winning the Grierson Trust British Documentary Award in November of the same year.

Although “Exit Through The Gift Shop” did not win an award for its category, its nomination only fueled the infamy surrounding Banksy and the curious fixation on Mr Brainwash.

Independent Spirit Award for Exit Through The Gift Shop

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Following its successful Sundance premiere and its reception of the Grierson Trust Documentary Award for Most Entertaining Documentary, Mr Brainwash attended the 26th Independent Spirit Awards, hosted by Film Independent, to accept the award for Best Documentary.

Accepting the award in Banksy’s place, Mr Brainwash coyly responded to questions regarding the secretive artist, keeping up the intrigue surrounding the film and its creation.

Click on the link below for more information:
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2010/nov/02/banksy-grierson-award

“Life is Beautiful: Under Construction” Pop Up Show At Art Basel Miami

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Mr Brainwash’s Art Basel debut came unannounced to Art Basel: Miami Beach and caused a stir with “Life is Beautiful: Under Construction.”

The pop-up show consisted of Storm Troopers looking out on various floors of the building, housing works from Mr Brainwash on all kinds of mediums.

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Carmel International Film Festival

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Mr Brainwash was invited to fill the grounds of the Carmel International Film Festival, located in Carmel, California, with his work. The locals who were aware of MBW through Exit Through the Gift Shop and his first ever solo exhibition at Columbia Square in Hollywood, even offered their walls for Mr Brainwash to “do anything with.”

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Keep A Child Alive Charity with Alicia Keys

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Keep A Child Alive is a non-profit organization co-founded by Alicia Keys that strives to eradicate HIV/AIDS in children and families. Each year, Keep A Child Alive hosts a charity event to raise funding for their mission; Mr Brainwash has contributed a print to be auctioned at the event, its proceeds from the winning auction bid were donated to the organization.

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Mr Brainwash had also contributed an artwork for auction for Keep A Child Alive charity event in 2010 as well.

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“Printemps Loves NY” Collaboration

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Printemps, a department store in France, teamed up with Mr Brainwash for Paris Fashion Week.

Printemps was designed by architects Jules and Paul Sedille in 1865 and is noted for its historic significance in the city.

New York-themed large scale works from Mr Brainwash and other artists who have contributed to the installation adorned Printemps’ window display, works that portrayed the cliches of American lifestyle and celebrated beloved American designers.

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Mr Brainwash even installed a 20-ft high statue of King Kong, made out of rubber tires, to greet customers as they made their way into the store’s entrance.

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