How Famed Street Artist Mr. Brainwash Helped Create This Perfect Proposal

by Una O'Brien-Taubman · December 16, 2020

    Love truly is a masterpiece, at least for Sarah Burris, daughter of real estate mogul David Burris, and her oh-so-romantic beau, Aaron Mackey

    Once upon a time, Sarah and Aaron met at Syracuse University taking, could you believe, a Beatles class together (cue "It's Only Love"). While abroad during college, they both fell in love with art, Sarah after taking an art history class in London, and Aaron after taking an art class at the Prado Museum in Madrid, so it only made sense that after graduating their first date would be at a Mr. Brainwash exhibit in Chelsea. 

    Fast forward five years and Sarah, now Communications Coordinator at Brown Harris Stevens, and Aaron, the Manager of Enterprise Sales at Zillow, were right back at a New York City art gallery, Galeries Baroux, staring at another colorful Mr. Brainwash work. Only this time, it wasn't just a first date kiss that was on the line, but a whole marriage proposal!

    To bring the special moment full circle, Aaron had specially commissioned the famed French street artist to create a spray-painted piece reading "Sarah will you marry me?" with a "yes" and "no" box à la those little notes we all used to pass in class. Obviously, she checked the right answer for her schoolboy crush.

    Happily (ever after) engaged, the couple plans to hang the painting in their bedroom, so they can be reminded of their love - and the perfect proposal - each and every day. 

    Um. Adorable. The End.