Friday, June 20, 2008

Mr. Brainwash: Life Is Beautiful

Mr. Brainwash, or MBW, is a documentary filmmaker turned street artist who fell in with the renowned circle of renegade activists, filmmakers, and artists helmed by LA's Shepard Fairey. After having met the mysterious Banksy through Fairey, MBW swapped his camera for paintbrushes and wheatpaste. Life Is Beautiful is his first exhibition and stands as a glorious entrance into Fairey's corner of the art world. Mr. Brainwash's art "happening" brings together more than 100 stencils, oil paintings, and photographs, in addition to a life-size recreation of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, an eight-foot-tall spray can and a 12-foot-tall paper bag. A bar, a live jazz band, and Fairey himself on the decks round out the night's festivities at the 15,000-square-foot former CBS studios.

Wednesday June 18 (7–11pm)
Thursday June 19 (1–9pm)
Friday June 20 (1–9pm)
Saturday June 21 (1–9pm)
Sunday June 22 (1–5pm)


CBS News Studios
6121 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, California



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