Sad news, guys: we completely missed the long awaited Mr. Brainwash show, where he took the old building on the Southeast corner of La Brea and Romaine and turned it into a dripping, slightly off, artists playing field. Unfortunately, the show went up right around the time everyone was leaving for the winter holidays and closed right around when everyone was returning. And, of course, we missed out on the show and feel so, so stupid. In any event, while doing some research we found Flickr user Dragonfly L.A. took tons of great photos of the show that we have to share.
As you’ll see, Mr. Brainwash didn’t hold back anything: he created giant pop culture sculptures, showcased various self-referential pieces (namely, new iterations of the Warhol Marilyn mashed up with other pop culture figures), murals inside and out of the space, and countless iconoclastic art pieces that praise, slam, and/or reappropriate the artists that they reference. A few that stood our are the hypercolored, paint dripped Eames Le Chaise (below) along with the various incarnations of positive affirmations (from “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL” to “LOVE LIFE” to “LEARN TO BE A BETTER PERSON” to “I LOVE YOU FOREVER”).
The building definitely is jammed with details, no stone really left untouched (with the exception of some of the exterior, obviously). One thing to also not is that while this is all things Mr. Brainwash, there are several cameos from other artists, including Cali Love and Will Sargeant (some of which you can’t tell if it was intentional or some tagger passing through…). The show was only open for about five days last year (and earlier this week) and is now closed. HOWEVER, one final show date has been added recently: this Sunday, January 8, at 2PM. For more information (i.e., the specific address), check out Art Show 2011’s website. And, if you can’t make it and we don’t get to make it to share more, flip through Dragonfly L.A.’s extensive photos of the event (there are 182 of them!!). Big shout to that rad Flickr user for documenting the show so well!