Mr. Brainwash, Campbell’s, 2009
|Artist:||Mr. Brainwash (1966 - )|
|Medium:||Screenprint with Hand Embellishments on Canvas|
|Image:||27 3/4 in x 19 3/4 in (70.5 cm x 50.2 cm)|
|Sheet:||27 3/4 in x 19 3/4 in (70.5 cm x 50.2 cm)|
|Framed:||38 5/8 in x 30 5/8 in (98.1 cm x 77.8 cm)|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Mr. Brainwash (Garges-lès-Gonesse 1966 -) in the lower left image and signed and dated “Life is Wonderful; Mr. Brainwash; ‘09” with the registration number RB697445.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Mr. Brainwash Campbell’s , 2009 takes the world-famous image of Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup cans and transforms it into an equally iconic, eye-catching, and surprising object: a paint spray can, a staple of graffiti artists, adorned in a Campbell soup can label. The word SOUP on the label is replaced with the word SPRAY, a tongue-in-cheek appropriation of the Warholian object which itself was an artistic appropriation of consumerism. In this work, the artist creates nearly countless facsimiles of this spray can and allows them to occupy the entirety of the composition in a fantastic array. Above the spray cans, Mr. Brainwash adds colorful embellishments which reveal an abstract and painterly instinct. Though modest in size, this incredible work is overflowing with cultural and artistic references, all done in a bright, quick and playful style that is the hallmark of Mr. Brainwash’s oeuvre.
Created in 2009, Mr. Brainwash Campbell’s is hand-signed by Mr. Brainwash (Garges-lès-Gonesse 1966 -) in the lower left image and signed and dated “Life is Wonderful; Mr. Brainwash; ‘09” with the registration number RB697445 on the reverse. This is a unique and original work.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Mr. Brainwash Campbell’s , 2009 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Mr. Brainwash Campbell’s , 2009 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.