Mr. Brainwash Heart & Soul | GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL

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New York / Nuremberg 2020 GALLERY FRANK FLUEGEL and Mr. Brainwash are pleased to present an encouraging new work entitled “Heart & Soul”, which is available as a limited edition silkscreen printed on paper in two different sizes.

Heart and Soul Mr. Brainwash | GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL
Heart and Soul Mr. Brainwash | GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL

Each work is signed, numbered and thumb-printed by the artist.

Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966)
Heart & Soul, 2020
Silkscreen on paper
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
Edition of 85Signed | Numbered | Thumb-printed

A partof the sales is donated directly by the artist to New York City Harvest, the largest food aid organization in New York.

GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL has been representing the artist Mr. Brainwash in German-speaking countries since 2012. In the branch in Kitzbühel, new works, all unique pieces on paper, are shown during the winter months.

After the auction record in London for a Banksy painting at Sotheby’s in London, Street Art is increasingly becoming the focus of collectors.

Born in 1966 as Thierry Guetta in Garges-lès-Gonesse near Paris, he has lived in Los Angeles since the age of 15. His first exhibition “Life is Beautiful” took place in Los Angeles in 2008 and quickly became a crowd puller with more than 50,000 visitors.
In 2009 Madonna commissioned Mr. Brainwash to design the album cover of “Celebration”.
In 2010, the breakthrough came: Mr. Brainwash became famous through the award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, in which he accompanied his friend and street art legend Banksy at work. This also brought him into the street art scene and he began to create art. From that moment on Mr. Brainwash was a phenomenon, a superstar, who conquered the art world in record time.

In February 2010 the second exhibition “Life Is Beautiful: Icons” opened in New York on 1,400 m2 and was sold out after a few days.
Numerous exhibitions followed in England, Germany, France and most recently in Seoul. A longer interview has just been published in the Paris Match.

With stencils stencil graffiti as well as silkscreens and motifs of pop culture analogous to Warhol, the artist has brought Urban Art from the street into the living room and merged both art movements. The surprising works mix bright colors in any combination with sometimes controversial content. The whole thing is executed in mixed media with spray paint, painting and collage technique and enriched with ironic allusions, behind which a political-social message is often hidden.

Galerie Frank Flügel, with locations in Nuremberg and Kitzbühel, focuses on high-quality originals of Pop Art, Street Art and Contemporary Art. You will find works of art by Alex Katz, Mel Ramos, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol or Julian Opie in the collection. But also editions and prints by Harland Miller, Katherine Bernhardt, David Shrigley, Sean Scully, Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, Allen Jones, Thomas Ruff, David Gerstein, Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Raqib Shaw and Robert Longo. Also other street art artists like Mr. Brainwash, BAMBI, Russell Young, Fringe and John Crash Matos. Of course also design objects by Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Smith, Richard Orlinski or Philippe Starck.

Exhibitions take place in regular rotation in the centrally located shops in Nuremberg and Kitzbühel. International trade fair participations round off the programme.

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