One of my friends sent me on an art exhibit mission the other day to one of the most incredible exhibitions I have ever been to. Mr Brainwash - the LA based artist Thierry Guetta made his UK Debut show in London a few weeks ago. "Mr Brainwash" was first made famous by Banksy - (click on that link and you will be on that site for at least a few hours) - the famous street artist prankster and his documentary Exit through the gift shop. There are a few critics who believe things to be a little too suspicious -
But for many sceptics, that's the problem. His sudden rise to success was a little too perfect, leading to suggestions that Mr Brainwash doesn't really exist, that Guetta is nothing more than a charismatic frontman for a particularly complex gag being played on the art fraternity by notorious joker Banksy. - BBC News
Throughout the exhibition there are also some of Banksy's more "iconic" images - rats, monkeys and stencil-styled people. If you browse through the Banksy Website - you will see lots of these images which also pop up in this exhibition. Either way, Banksy or Mr Brainwash - the exhibition was awesome - fun, grungy, quirky. The exhibition is running at The Old Sorting Office in London.
"Life is Beautiful"
Loads of iconic images and iconic people and the spoofs on the Pop Art Campbells Tomato Soup vibe.
"If everyone thought the same, nothing would ever change"
"Art cannot be criticized because every mistake is a new creation"
I really loved how so many of the artworks so were amazing to look at from a distance - taking it all in at once. And then if you move up close, you can see just how awesome each little centimetre is, with so many different layers and textures.
The set up of the exhibit was also incredible - and many of the individual pieces interacted so well with each other.
Beatles as Bandits.
Beatles as Kiss.
High school yearbook type photograph -
filled with icons
The man himself?