Saturday, December 26, 2009


Pharrell Williams recently collaborated with Takashi Murakami on a 6-foot sculpture called The Simple Things (2008-2009), featuring a black & rainbow DOB (Murakami's copyrighted character) jewel-encrusted objects the producer/rock star/designer can't live without (Doritos, Heinz ketchup, Pepsi, condom, sneaker, baby oil, cupcake). Also according to Michael Wilson's article "Frontin'" in Modern Painters (Dec 2009/Jan 2010), Pharrell admires and collects: Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and KAWS, because their work "isn't serious or snobby or stuffy." The Simple Things sold for $2.8 million.

Interview from here:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

the straight poop

Bert Rodriguez tells it like it is:

AND, he gives to charity.

Now if that's not a plus, I don't know what is.

I also don't know what his work (the blank freestanding wall above) currently on view in Seattle's about exactly, perhaps something to do with his daddy issues (consider that on his official website the title is "A Wall I Built With My Father" but the caption lists the wall as being built between the artist and his father. Check it out as part of Western Bridge's show Parenthesis. Picture by Mark Woods stolen from Jen Graves's review. Regina Hackett covers it too. THE SHOW ends next Saturday 12/19/09.