"ART IN THE ALPS - MR. BRAINWASH EXHIBITION - SCHLOSS LEBENBERG | FRANK FLUEGEL GALLERY KITZBUEHEL"
For the sixth time in a row FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE in Kitzbuehel shows new works of the US-American Street Art artist Mr. Brainwash under the title "Art in the Alps" in the historic rooms of Schloss Lebenberg.
As every year, street art works are on display at FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE in the Gamsstadt below the Hahnenkamm during the winter season. The previous exhibitions were sold out within a short time, because mostly owners of larger chalets and properties on the Bichlalm, on the Lebenberg or on the Schwarzsee furnish their new domiciles with art. In addition to investment considerations, of course, you also buy the artworks simply to look at. Many of the original works of art are also sold in winter sports resorts such as Gstaad or Sankt Moritz. In cooperation with BomberSki, street art works were also on display in Courchevel.
The exhibition with famous works such as Everyday Life - Follow your Dreams will open on December 01, 2023 and will be on display in Kitzbuehel until March 15, 2024.
In the exhibition in Kitzbuehel his main works "Everyday Life - Follow Your Dreams", "Einstein - Love is he Answer"," Banksy Thrower", "Balloon Girl", "Juxtapose", "Never Never Give Up" or "Charlie Chaplin" are shown. Original unique pieces on paper in mixed media and stencil technique but also paintings on wood, steel or concrete. As always with Mr. Brainwash with lots of spray paint under the motto "Life is Beautiful" which was renamed here to match the famous race track in "Art in the Alps - Streif is Beautiful".
Born in 1966 as Thierry Guetta in Garges-lès-Gonesse near Paris, he has lived in Los Angeles since the age of 15. In 2008, the first exhibition "Life is Beautiful" took place in Los Angeles and quickly became a crowd puller with more than 50,000 visitors.In his documentary film "Exit through the Giftshop", Mr. Brainwash accompanied the street art legend Banksy at work. Through him, he got into the street art scene and began creating art himself. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2011. Mr. Brainwash, however, unlike Banksy, revealed his identity and quickly rose to superstardom in the street art scene. The exhibitions of Thierry Guetta, Mr. Brainwash's real name, became crowd pullers, Madonna commissioned him to design the album cover "Celebration".
In February 2010, the second exhibition "Life Is Beautiful: Icons" opened in New York on 1,400 m2 and was sold out after a few days.
From that moment on, Mr. Brainwash was a phenomenon, a superstar who conquered the art world with his originals at record speed. Numerous exhibitions followed in England, Germany, France and most recently in Seoul.
He also designed album covers for Rick Ross, and entered into collaborations with Nike, Mercedes-Benz and Coca-Cola. Mr. Brainwash also held an audience with Pope Francis in Rome and was invited to collaborate with former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on the artwork for her foundation "Let Girls Learn. He is represented at Art Basel every year and Mr. Brainwash also teaches at two prestigious universities, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and Columbia University in New York.
FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE has represented the artist Mr. Brainwash in German-speaking countries since 2012 and has also shown his artwork in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Sylt. In the branch in Kitzbühel, works by Mr. Brainwash have been regularly presented in the winter months since 2018.After the auction record in London for a Balloon Girl by Banksy at Sothebys, street art is increasingly becoming the focus of collectors. Thus, collectors are not necessarily always interested in a unique piece, but also in editions as long as they are original. Whether collectors buy Mr. Brainwash pictures as an investment or for aesthetic reasons is secondary, although the pictures are far too beautiful to simply serve as a capital investment.
FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE with locations in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel has been focused on high quality originals of pop art, street art and contemporary art for over twenty years.
The art collector will find original artworks, graphics and one-of-a-kind pieces by hip artists such as Adam Handler, Alex Katz, David Shrigley, Kenny Scharf, Hunt Slonem, Orit Fuchs, Nathan Paddison, Fanny Brodar, Mel Ramos, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol or Julian Opie at fair market prices.
Of course, editions and prints by highly sought-after artists such as Harland Miller, Katherine Bernhardt, Tom Wesselmann, Sean Scully, Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, Allen Jones, Thomas Ruff, and Mel Bochner are also on sale. The artists David Gerstein, Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Raqib Shaw, Derrick Adams and Robert Longo, who are popular with collectors worldwide, are also represented in the portfolio of the internationally renowned gallery.
The rapidly growing segment of street art is perfectly completed by successful artists such as Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta), XOOOOX, Punk Me Tender, BAMBI, Fringe Southafrica, Max Mavior or John Crash Matos.
Of course, the owner-run gallery also has design objects and vintage furniture by Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Smith, Richard Orlinski, Philippe Starck or Pierre Jeanerette for sale.
Exhibitions are held in regular rotation in the centrally located gallery spaces in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel. In the unique online store, collectors can buy the artworks around the clock. International fair participations and solo shows complete the program of the renowned gallery.
Many of the artworks on offer can be bought and taken away by the collector immediately during a visit on site, as they are in stock. Some artists can be expected to increase in price due to high demand. Works can rise in price (this development in value is quite desirable for the investor) and old prices can lose their validity.
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