Mr. Brainwash, Balloon Girl, 2023

Artist: Mr. Brainwash (1966 - )
Title:Balloon Girl, 2023
Medium:Silkscreen and Mixed Media on paper
Image Size:30 x 22 1/2 in (76.2 x 57.1 cm)
Sheet Size:30 x 22 1/2 in (76.2 x 57.1 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 36 x 28 in (91.4 cm x 71.1 cm)
Edition:This is a unique silkscreen and mixed media on paper.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Mr. Brainwash (Garges-lès-Gonesse 1966 -)
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-8460
$15,000 $12,000

Historical Description

Mr. Brainwash Balloon Girl, 2023 showcases the famous form of a young girl reaching after a floating heart-shaped balloon, an image first introduced in 2002 as a stencil on a wall by Banksy. The image most recently made stunning waves as the object of a hidden shredder, activated to destroy a version of the Balloon Girl at Sotheby’s auction during high-flying bidding on the piece. Mr. Brainwash’s use of the Balloon Girl is one of his wildly colorful and referential pieces comes as no surprise. Mr. Brainwash worked with Banksy to create the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, a polarizing film that sparked many a tantalizing theory about the mysterious British street artist and a new addition to the Banksy and Shephard Fairy ranks – a French-born ex-pat named Thierry Guetta, better known as Mr. Brainwash. His connections with the two world-renowned street-artists-turned-art-icons continues to be enigmatic, but his eye-catching works are quite open in their frank allusions and irreverent appropriations.

Balloon Girl features the Winged Angel of Keith Haring, the explosive comic book KAPOW1 of Lichtenstein, and the Warholian soup cans turned by Mr. Brainwash into vegetable-flavored aerosol sprays. The work takes full use of its compositional space, giving the viewer a look into the saturated, multi-layered, witty, and unique world of Mr. Brainwash.

Created in 2023, Mr. Brainwash Balloon Girl is a silkscreen and mixed media on paper. This work is hand signed by Mr. Brainwash (Garges-lès-Gonesse 1966 - ). This is a unique and original work.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Mr. Brainwash Balloon Girl, 2023 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 Balloon Girl, 2023 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Hearts Femme