The Sunglass Hut Artist Series is an annual program that works with artists to create one-of-a-kind, collectable sunglasses. The featured artist uses iconic sunglasses as their canvas, creating truly unique works of art. These limited-edition pieces are signed by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity.
This year’s Artist Series goes beyond all other collaborations and places sunglasses at the center of a new cultural phenomenon – where fashion meets street art. To celebrate the 6th anniversary, Sunglass Hut partnered with renowned global street artist Mr. Brainwash.
Mr. Brainwash is the moniker of Street Pop artist Thierry Guetta. Born in France and based in Los Angeles, Mr. Brainwash has been pushing pop culture’s envelope for almost a decade, bringing his art to the street, the gallery and onscreen. Armed with wheat paste, spray cans, brushes and paint buckets, Mr. Brainwash started attacking the streets in 2006 with stencils and posters of beloved icons from Billie Holiday to John Lennon. In Paris and Los Angeles, his work quickly caught the eyes of the public and Mr. Brainwash emerged from the underground, quickly becoming a renowned figure in the burgeoning street art scene.
Mr. Brainwash is unlike any artist today. His shows are journeys -- self-guided tours through a pop culture wonderland: colorful and beautiful. His message is always positive. His artwork is a pure sensory experience and like so many of the subjects depicted in Mr. Brainwash’s art, his works are timeless, reflecting human aspirations and the voice that screams, “Follow Your Dreams.”