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Mr. Brainwash

Marilyn Manson, 2008

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Lot 91
Oil on canvas
29.3 x 20.7 in (74.5 x 52.5 cm)
Edition of 3
Signed, numbered, and dated on verso; accompanied by certificate of authenticity


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Riffing on Andy Warhol’s famed portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Mr. Brainwash has created this image of the outlandish rockstar Marilyn Manson. Executed in bright pink and yellow, this piece displays Mr. Brainwash’s wit and humor.

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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.