Mr. Brainwash Art Show 2011: Fuck The Controversy
So my girlfriend and I were looking for things to do this past Sunday, January 8th. After walking out of Target in West Hollywood, on the corner of La Brea and Romaine, we noticed a big warehouse building and realized that this was where Mr. Brainwash was having his Art Show 2011. The great news was that they had extended a last show to include January 8th, 2012 and this was to be the very last day the warehouse was open to walk thru.
While I am well aware of the controversy that surrounds Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta), I was still excited to go inside and see some of the work for myself.
Guetta was transformed from a humble Frenchman that was intrigued by street art and the artists that created the works into a hugely popular street artists himself. Yes, many people believe that this is an elaborate hoax that was thought up by the infamous Banksy (whom I love), while others believe he came about doing this because of everything that he had witnessed from behind the camera. And if you’re going to get pissy about the guy using assistants (which to some extent may be bad), lease note that there are other artists out there who employ the same technique to get the artwork done in a timely manner.
Yes, he didn’t come up with many of these ideas and/or concepts on his own, but he technically is creating street art. Whether it is a hoax or a way for Thierry Guetta to capitalize on something that has grasped the attention of the nation is not something I know. What I do know is that I enjoyed some of what i saw in that gigantic warehouse. Someone took the time to put these pieces together and while some may have been random and seemingly out of sync, there were some great aspects of the show.
Here are some of the photos from the exhibit:
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- You: Mr. Brainwash is back with a mega-show in L.A. (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Peregrine Pop Art – Mr. Brainwash Art Show 2011 Brings Mainstream Culture to Mindblowing Colors (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Mr. Brainwash Art Show 2011 In Los Angeles (jack.radio.com)
- Are we being Mr Brainwashed? (telegraph.co.uk)
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