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:

1 comment:

  1. 2.8 mil? omfg. I have given much respect to Pharrell as a great producer, musician, and artist. But at this point, modern art has become mostly commercial art. Do people like Pharrell buy these pieces for the aesthetic value? or to claim a stake in reputation as a affluent art collector of the times? Come on. get real. Good one Hannah Banana.