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Mr. Brainwash Exhibition @ The Sorting Office

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Made entirely of spray cans

"Life is Beautiful" at The Old Sorting Office.

Artist Thierry Guetta or, perhaps better known as Mr. Brainwash came to London to put on his very first solo show in the UK. French-born Guetta gained international recognition after being featured in Banksy's Oscar-nominated documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop in 2010.

Mr. Brainwash's style is definitely very loud, and upon entering the exhibition, it immediately becomes impossible for the audience to turn a blind eye to his cheeky humour. A print called "Beatles Bandidos" shows members of the iconic rock band all sporting different coloured bandana masks. Another print titled "Jubilation" in celebration of the Queen of England's Diamond Jubilee features Queen Elizabeth holding a brush and can of paint in front of some graffiti, a mischievous grin on her face.

Beatles Bandidos
Artist Thierry Guetta portrays the iconic rock-band in a new light

Playing a lot on popular culture, Guetta includes famous faces in his works such as David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Elvis Presley, and even Mickey Mouse, to name a few. But, what really stands out the most is the 20 foot gorilla made using old rubber tires. With a giant boom box and countless oversized paintbrushes littered across the wide-open space of the exhibit, Guetta's gallery comes across as a fun wonderland for visitors of all ages.

Entry is free of charge, and photography allowed. Don't forget to pick up your complimentary posters and postcards on your way out.


For more information, be sure to check out his website.
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Why? Irreverant street art
When: Open daily from 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Where: The Sorting Office, New Oxford Street, London
Cost: Free entry
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Congratulations on your first WN review. Informative write-up on an interesting exhibit. Love the photos, especially the "Beatles Bandidos" because of the great color contrast. Thanks for sharing. Great job.
by Cristina Dimen (score: 1|61) 2274 days ago
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