Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash

While in London I literally stumbled on an art exhibition by Mr. Brainwash.  I sandwiched it between visits to the British Museum and the National Gallery. It was more than a bit ironic to see this guy’s work in between the most enduring art of ancient Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Greece and Rome and the works of Europe’s great masters: Da Vinci, Titian, Monet, Rubens, van Eyck, Rembrandt . . .

I have to say that I enjoyed it far more than I would have ever guessed.  The experience left me less awed and reverenced than I was at the British Museum and National Gallery, but rather more bemused and amused. This was a fun exhibition, and IT WAS FREE! His ideas are fresh and his techniques unique. If the Life of Christ was the inspiration for the Renaissance masters [1], then pop culture is this guy’s. We’ll see who’s images endure.

[1] Being inspired by Christ is probably the only thing I have in common with these guys.


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