Pharrell & Murakami @ Art Basel Switzerland

Look who is at Art 40 Basel? Pharrell and Takashi Murakami – peep the vid as Pharrell explains the meaning of the project, etc. I love his hat. Says the press release:

“The Simple Things” is the fruit of a collaboration between Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams. Together, the leader of the Japonism movement, artist, animation movies author and man-in-charge of the Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, along with the Grammy-winning musician, producer and designer, offer a new perspective on a collection of ‘ordinary objects’. Takashi Murakami has created a new sculpture using his trademark character: “Mr DOB,” having taken too many magic mushrooms, this saucer-eyed monster reveals a sharp set of teeth. His wide-open mouth seems to protect Pharrell Williams’ seven favourite objects that rest inside. The entire universe of Pharrell Williams unfolds in front of us acting like so many of Proust’s madeleines. A bottle of ketchup, a bag of Doritos, a condom wrapper, an Ice Cream sneaker, a bottle of Johnson’s baby lotion, a can of Pepsi and a Magnolia Bakery cupcake.”

Spotted over at NahRight.

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