Shinsaibashi PARCO Opening Exhibition『MR.BRAINWASH EXHIBITION “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL”』！(From November 20th)
MR.BRAINWASH EXHIBITION “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL”（Sponsor : PARCO）
Contemporary artist, MR.BRAINWASH (M B W) will hold a large-scale exhibition in Japan for the first time! Shinsaibashi PARCO’s commemoration opening exhibition!
Negotiations began back in April 2019 and became a reality 1 1/2 years later. I’ve done many jobs with overseas artists but never this smoothly.
PARCO Rui Shigeto’s fast decision making, the artist’s brother Patrick Guetta’s energy, and Umi Morikawa’s day and night communication made a wonderful team. It’s possible that because there were few people involved, this event was able to become a reality with such speed.
And, a big thanks to Aya Miyahara for introducing me to the artist in 2014.
Everyone, let’s meet on November 20th in Osaka! (Atsushi Fukuda)
「MR. BRAINWASH: Life is Beautiful」
Beginning his career as an artist in residence with a solo exhibition for the world’s largest art fair, Art Basel, he has designed album covers for famous artists such as Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rick Ross, and has collaborated with first lady Michelle Obama and soccer player, Pelé. He continues to go above and beyond the boundaries of contemporary art in various fields such as social contribution through art activities.
At the exhibition, there will be about 80 flat and 3D new works and newly drawn artworks, Japan limited edition works, etc. Also, there will be original goods of the exhibition artworks and a recording of an interview from the artist about the exhibition available for purchase.
The artist himself had full intention of coming to Japan for the event, but due to coronavirus, he is unable to attend. However, he may be able to come next year in the spring for the Tokyo exhibition.
Event Period：November 20th, 2020 (Fri) – December 6th, 2020 (Sun) 10:00am-8:00pm (Open every day during exhibition)
Event Location：Space 14
Address：1-8-3 Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture Shinsaibashi Parco 14F
Admission Fee：Adult ¥ 1,000円, Student ¥700, Elementary & younger are free
Artworks also available for purchase.
Also, it has been decided that this exhibition will be held in the spring 2021 at Tokyo, Shibuya PARCO [PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO]. Further details for the exhibition will be revealed on a later date.
Sponsor・Production & Planning：PARCO
Planning Cooperation：Speedy, Inc.
Profile : ＭR．BRAINWASH
Street artist/Videographer. Real Name: Thierry Guetta. Born in France. Moved to LA in the 80s. Began his career as a videographer in 2007.
Appeared in Banksy’s film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, leading to his career as a street artist. This time, there will also be a special screening.