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.

2 comments:

Jonathan Alcorn said...

Hey Suzanne, that looks like a really cool show. It was nice meeting you in Norwalk the other morning.I think you have great taste and a cool blog. btw, I recently photographed Shepard Fairey for the Washington Post and blogged about him, check it out if you like. keep up the great work on your blog and in the field!!

applevenusian said...

Wow! That looks like it was so much fun! My feet do hurt just looking at that line, though.

I guess you couldn't use your journalist clout to get to the front of the line...? I don't know how that works.

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