Pharrell + Art
Pharrell is a name that I believe everybody knows. He’s been active on the music scene for a really, really long time, and the number of his collaborations is astounding, as the artists that he’s been collaborating with. The “Happy” artist is no doubt on the original side of all the creative artists on the music scene. Speaking of creativity, it led him to be not only one of the most successful musicians in today’s industry, but to succeed in the world of design and art as well. Furniture design, fashion design, sculpture, architecture, you name it… this is just a brief peek into Pharrell’s creative world.
I AM OTHER
http://iamother.com/ His motto “That which makes you different makes you special“ made him the founder and owner of the multi-media creative collective and record label i am OTHER. It serves as an umbrella for all ofPharrell Williams endeavours, which includeBillionaire Boys Club& ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and a dedicatedYouTubechannel launched in 2012. The programming on the i am OTHER channel is mainly based on music, fashion, culture and arts.
His first keyboard
Pharrell and Daniel Arsham collaborated on a sculpture of the first keyboard Pharrell ever made music with. In 2013 along with Daniel Arsham (bookmark his Instagram, it’s awesome!) he made four sculptures. This made him collaborate with him again recently, on afull-body cast glass sculpture of Pharrellfor his “G I R L” exhibition at Galerie Perrotin.
Billionaire Boys Club
http://www.bbcicecream.com/ In 2013 he collaborated with numerous visual artists for his clothing brand, Billionaire Boys Club. He released T-shirts and sweatshirts with abstract painter Michael Kagan. They picked three different eras of space exploration from Michael’s collection. They put in lots of details and colors.
eBay charity auction
In 2014, Pharrell started aneBay charity auctionwith art donated by Farhad Moshiri, Takashi Murakami, Sophie Calle, and Paola Pivi, plus a studio visit with JR.Proceeds from the auction will go toFromOneHandToAnOTHER, which Pharrell set up to help provide underprivileged children with educational tools. Among the items for sale was his infamous Vivienne Westwood hat he debuted at the Grammys, in addition to work donated by many of today’s most talented, successful visual artists. And he announced that item in style — in short, Arby’s, a sandwich chain restaurants, which logo happens to include Vivienne Westwood hat, earned publicity on Pharrell’s Grammies appearance. Shortly after, Pharrell responded the best he could. Fun fact: The hat was sold for whooping US $44,100.00!
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