A provocative figure in the art world, Mr. Brainwash often appropriates images from pop culture, tweaking the picture or its context to undermine the tone of the source. Here renowned movie director Alfred Hitchcock holds a clapperboard emblazoned in pink with the now ubiquitous slogan of Mr. Brainwash: “Life is Beautiful.”

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2008: "Life is Beautiful," Los Angeles

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The pseudonym of Thierry Guetta (French, b. 1966), Mr. Brainwash is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and Pop artist who burst onto the scene with his 2008 solo exhibition, “Life is Beautiful”. This exhibition was documented in Banksy’s 2010 film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” Guetta’s backstory is famously murky; he has claimed to be an orphan and a cousin of artist Invader, but many people doubt the authenticity of his story. After filming artists such as Shepard Fairey, he only began creating his own work after a suggestion from Banksy. Mr. Brainwash’s art includes paintings and silkscreens of world icons, portraits of music legends constructed of broken records, and large-scale sculptural installations.

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Hitchcock LIB, 2008
Lot Number 27
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 36 x 2 in (152.4 x 91.44 x 5.08 cm)
Edition of 3
Signed, numbered, and dated on verso; initialed on canvas edge

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Hitchcock LIB
  • Dimensions
    60 x 36 x 2 in (152.4 x 91.44 x 5.08 cm)