Thursday, June 19, 2008
Life Is Beautiful
I have been to art exhibitions where there's a line to get in, but none have been like Mr. Brainwash's "Life Is Beautiful" show.
It was held inside the old CBS studios at Sunset & Gower. It was open to all ages and about a thousand people lined up last night to get in. Robert took the photo below when he was leaving at 9:30!
Notice I didn't say Robert & I? It was set to open at 7. I waited until 7:30 & the line hadn't moved an inch. I was wearing high heels & had been up since 2:30am, so I went home to bed.
A girl has her limits.
Robert stayed & played photographer (kept there by the lure of a free signed print. There's Mr. B signing it.)
My love for Banksy is obvious from my past posts. Here's what he says about Mr. Brainwash:
MBW does not fit the stereotype of your average street vandal. His artistic process chiefly consists of throwing random modern cultural icons into a blender and turning it up to eleven. The results are by turns profound, provocative and inspirational.
Mr. Brainwash is a force of nature, he’s a phenomenon. And I don't mean that in a good way.
This is artist Shepard Fairey spinning records. He created the Obama Hope posters & the Obey face seen on Mr. Brainwash's urinal below.