In May 2009, Mr. Brainwash bombed the Meatpacking District with paste-ups, including these large side-by-side portraits of Madonna and Angelina Jolie.
May 2009, my flickr
Not everybody in the graffiti/street art world cares for Mr. Brainwash. By September, the faces were faded and torn. They were also doodled on, mustached, and dickchickened.
September 2009, my flickr
Brainwash replaced them with fresh faces--this time double Madonnas. By December, the material girls were sprayed with splashes of pink paint and declared "FAKE."
December 2009, my flickr
Today, they serve as the foundation for a chaotic collage--a revolutionary clown, a starling, a quote from Elbow Toe...
And the Brainwash bits were torn to shreds. And then?