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Mr. Brainwash

Bat-Wockk!, 2019

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Details

Lot 8
Screenprint in colors on hand-torn archival art paper
45.0 x 41.0 in (114.3 x 104.1 cm)
Edition of 45
Signed and numbered on recto; thumb-printed and dated on verso

Location

This work ships from the United States.


Description

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the creation of Batman in 2019, Mr. Brainwash has reimagined an original scene from a 1980s comic into a limited edition pop art print. Here, Batman kicks his opponent, accompanied by a classic comic book onomatopoeia.


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About Mr. Brainwash

The psuedonym of Thierry Guetta (French, b. 1966), Mr. Brainwash is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and Pop artist. Recognized for adding graffiti elements to well-known cultural images and positive messages, he first entered the art scene in 2008 with his solo exhibition ‘Life is Beautiful.’ His work quickly rose to prominence after being featured in Banksy’s documentary ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ which revealed Banksy’s encouragement of Guetta to become an artist. Though rumors circulated that both artists are one and the same, Guetta is much more conspicuous than his mentor and his work exudes playfulness and positivity, even when questioning cultural norms.