Enjoy Life Now and Time to Love were the themes of the evening as Mr. Brainwash returned to town for his second showcase at Cha Cha Gallery. 1. Charif Souki, Mr. Brainwash and Charlotte Lena Souki 2. Dustin Lutomski and Elysée Rossignol 3. Rob Rubano and Andrea Trujillo 4. Ariadna Gutiérrez and Cedric Gervais 5. A kaleidoscopic party 6. Christian Lewis, Chantal Henderson, Cassie Lewis, Mark Lewis 7. Lucas (Lena Souki’s dog) and his rendition of “Mona Lisa,” by Mr. Brainwash.
THE PARTY A candy-apple-red sculpture carved out with the words “life is beautiful” greeted guests as they made their way into Cha Cha Gallery for a night of “Neon,” the featured exhibition by Mr. Brainwash. Gallery owner
Charlotte Lena Souki, husband Charif Souki and the artist of honor were in high spirits as they welcomed friends new and old into the vibrant space.
The French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, is notable for his animated grafitti-over-pop-art pieces, displayed throughout the gallery over the holiday season. THE HIGHLIGHTS Camera strapped around his neck, Guetta made his rounds through the crowd, smiling, laughing and taking selfies with guests.
The energetic attendees relished in the luminous works of art surrounding them while conversing, sipping wine and enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres. Grammy Award-winning DJ Cedric Gervais made an appearance alongside his girlfriend, model Ariadna Gutierrez. The memorable night stood out among many festive soirees during the holiday season.