“Mr. Brainwash” is the name adopted by street artist Thierry Guetta. Using his signature Pop Art style, Mr. Brainwash infuses his art with social commentary and blends images of famous people of the past with cultural symbols of today. His often subversive style is frequently infused with humor and sometimes has a lighthearted, almost prankish, tone, as clearly reflected in his choice of "Mr. Brainwash" as his professional name.
In this poster, Mr. Brainwash depicts Bob Dylan, renowned poet, singer and cultural icon, playing his guitar and singing with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. The background, an explosion of colorful graffiti, stands in sharp contrast to the black/grey image of Dylan.
Mr. Brainwash's other famous portraits have included those of Einstein, John Lennon, Mohammed Ali, Madonna and Charlie Chaplin, to name just a few. Along with Banksy and Shepard Fairey, Mr. Brainwash has risen to prominence as one of the most famous contemporary street artists of today.
Mr. Brainwash was born in France in 1966. He is based in Los Angeles, with exhibits of his work displayed throughout the world.