'Stay Safe' by Mr. Brainwash, 2020
22 x 22 Inches
2-color screen print on hand-torn, deckled edge 300gsm archival fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 50 (#20/50)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Dated and thumb-printed on reverse with stamped Marilyn Monroe signature.
ABOUT THE ART
In celebration of Marilyn Monroe's birthday on June 1st, we will be releasing Stay Safe, a new limited edition screen print. Each two-color screen print is hand torn, signed, and numbered with a thumbprint on the back.
A provocative figure in the world of street art, Mr. Brainwash practices an irreverent brand of appropriation characterized by the use of copyrighted images from history, popular culture, and art history. The artist subtly alters the picture or its context, mischievously undermining the tone of the source material. Brainwash, a pseudonym for Thierry Guetta, is known for producing massive spectacles to display his art.
He came to prominence through mounting large-scale public projects in his current home of Los Angeles and as the main figure in the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop. His work hinges on the idea that anything is possible in his practice. “Art has no walls. Anybody can be an artist,” he says. “Art has no rules. There’s no manual.”