Video: Pharrell Williams Interview at Art 40 Basel 2009 (Switzerland)

Pharrell and Takashi Murakami are exhibiting a project entitled “The Simple Things” at Art 40 Basel in Switzerland:

At Art 40 Basel, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin presented a 6-foot Takashi Murakami sculpture, made in collaboration with the U.S. record producer and designer Pharrell Williams. The object is titled The Simple Things. It features a glass-fiber, steel and acrylic head based on Murakami’s cartoon-inspired signature character Mr. Dob. In its mouth you find objects which are the essentials in Pharrell Williams’ everyday life: A can of Pepsi, a cup cake, a sneaker and bottle of Johnsons baby lotion. These objects are encrusted with 26’000 diamonds and gems.

In this interview with Ute Thon (Art Magazin), Pharrell Williams talks about how cooperation came about, the idea behind the sculpture, his interest in art and design, the artists and designers he admires, and his own design works. Art 40 Basel 2009, VIP Preview, June 9, 2009.

Footage courtesy of VernissageTV, spotted at Hypebeast.

Previously: Pharrell’s Billboard Cover, w/ Jon Cohen & Rob Stone


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17 Responses to “Video: Pharrell Williams Interview at Art 40 Basel 2009 (Switzerland)”

  1. Umi Says:

    Get back to the studio and churn out a decent beat for once you bum!

  2. PHENOMENON Says:

    Fisher. . . FOR THREE!!

  3. Mr. Hannukah Says:

    THE ECSTATIC

  4. 40 Inc Says:

    ^ sucks

  5. PHENOMENON Says:

    Gasol. . . WITH THE DUNK!!

  6. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    orlando let these fags back in the game….they’re finito now

  7. NOLAIS504(UPTOWN) Says:

    LOL. RHIANA AND WAYNE CELEBRATING.

  8. g7 Says:

    Redwings/Penguins>>>>>>>>>>Lakers/Magic

  9. PHENOMENON Says:

    Gasol. . . WITH THE DUNK!! AGAIN. =/

  10. Mr. Hannukah Says:

    40 Inc Says:

    June 12th, 2009 at 12:10 am
    ^ sucks

    ^^

    then ur whole perspektiv is wack

  11. 40 Inc Says:

    ^ ur moms pussy looks like stan van gundy

  12. Mr. Hannukah Says:

    40 Inc Says:

    June 12th, 2009 at 12:29 am
    ^ ur moms pussy looks like stan van gundy

    ^

    doggie who the fuck is u. on my life i’ll do ur sister in the pooper and then facefuck ur auntie, i’m that reckless G. no internets tuff talk nothing, i’ll do it, you’ll see me wilding on ur mom’s nice sofas with the plastic covers on em in the living room wearing just a cowboy hat and spurs filming a porno in her house and making a turkey sandwich in ur kitchen b. test me.

  13. Umi Says:

    cowboy hat and spurs filming a porno in her house and making a turkey sandwich in ur kitchen b. test me.

    *dies the good the bad and the ugly style*

  14. Skeeter Says:

    the piece is great,but the ego..not so much

    p’s legend grows

    btw the beat he did for the busta was a piece of royal shit.

  15. Pharrell & Murakami @ Art Basel Switzerland | Parlour Magazine Says:

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  16. APES IN SPACE Says:

    it would have been nice to see someone beat him with a sock full of d batteries during this interview

  17. APES IN SPACE Says:

    it would have been nice to see someone beat him with a sock full of d batteries during this interview

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