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Mr. Brainwash's Upcoming Massive Exhibit Will Feature Works from Other Global Artists*

Guetta in 2008 (Photo by Brian Bubonic via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Street artist Mr. Brainwash likes to go big, and since he calls L.A. home, this is where he is set to launch what is being called "his largest and most ambitious Los Angeles exhibition to date." With an as-yet unspecified "late October" opening, Mr. Brainwash (aka Thierry Guetta) will include his work, and the work of invited and select global artists in "Art Show 2011."

Of the 80,000 square feet of the exhibit, 20,000 square feet will be turned over to other artists who will be given a maximum space of 4 ft. x 6 ft apiece of the floors, ceiling, and walls for their submitted work. Those works will not be available for sale, and will be destroyed when the exhibit ends.*

The exhibit space for "Art Show 2011" by Mr. Brainwash et al. (Photo courtesy Charm School)
Interested in being one of those artists? Here are some details:

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Beginning on Sunday, October 9, Mr. Brainwash will open the project space for three days for artists to install their work. The invitation is open to artists worldwide and artwork can be submitted by mail as well as in person. [...] Art submitted through the mail should be on paper as it will be applied with paste and should not contain nudity or profanity. [...] Mailed artwork submissions should be sent to PO Box 93369, Los Angeles, CA 90093.

*CORRECTION: An earlier version of the story indicated that all of the artwork, including those by Mr. Brainwash, would be destroyed and not sold. We've since learned that information was only accurate for the donated work by other artists in the 20k-sq. ft. space given over to them by Mr. Brainwash. Mr. Brainwash's work will be for sale.

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