CELEBRATE FEMINITY AT GIRL EXHIBITION CURATED BY PHARREL WILLIAMS

He’s a superstar singer-songwriter, producer, and fashion designer, and now, Pharrell Williams is dipping his toe into the fine art world with a new exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris.
The 41-year-old musician teamed up with his friend of seven years, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin, to co-curate the inaugural show for Perrotin’s new art space, Salle de Bal, at his Paris gallery.
The show, G I R L, features around 40 works either curated or commissioned by Pharrell and Perrotin, many of which feature likenesses of Pharrell and his splendid vintage Vivienne Westwood hat.

Takashi Murakami portrait of pharrell and helen – dance, 2014 acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board (photo by terry richardson) / φ 1500 mm © 2014 takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved / courtesy galerie perrotin
Takashi Murakami
portrait of pharrell and helen – dance, 2014
acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board (photo by terry richardson) / φ 1500 mm
© 2014 takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved / courtesy galerie perrotin

Among the works created specially for the exhibition are a large circular painting by Takashi Murakami (a tribute to pharrell and his wife in her wedding gown) a sculpture by daniel arsham made of broken glass (in which a full body cast of the artist was made) a laser portrait of marilyn monroe by gregor hildebrandt, a new work on canvas by KAWS of lucy van pelt from the popular ‘peanuts’ series and special projects with guerrilla girls, rob pruitt and JR, for whom pharrell created the soundtrack of his latest film.

Daniel Arsham ‘the future pharrell’, 2014 shattered glass, resin / 23 x 15 x 70 inches photo by claire dorn / courtesy galerie perrotin
Daniel Arsham ‘the future pharrell’, 2014 shattered glass, resin / 23 x 15 x 70 inches photo by claire dorn / courtesy galerie perrotin
Gregor Hildebrandt  'marilyn in mirror (after a.w.)' 2014  laser engraving on granite / 36 1/8 x 36 1/8 inches / 91,8 x 91,8 cm  courtesy galerie perrotin
Gregor Hildebrandt ‘marilyn in mirror (after a.w.)’ 2014 laser engraving on granite / 36 1/8 x 36 1/8 inches / 91,8 x 91,8 cm courtesy galerie perrotin
Tracey Emin ‘wanting you’ 2010 neon / 37,44 x 44,33 inches / 95,1 x 112,6 cm courtesy of the artist and lehmann maupin gallery, new york and hong kong
Tracey Emin
‘wanting you’ 2010
neon / 37,44 x 44,33 inches / 95,1 x 112,6 cm
courtesy of the artist and lehmann maupin gallery, new york and hong kong

Rob Pruitt studio loveseat (pharrell), 2014 markers and pens on canvas couch, chromed feet / 27 x 58 x 30 inches photo by claire dorn / courtesy of the artist

Rob Pruitt
studio loveseat (pharrell), 2014
markers and pens on canvas couch, chromed feet / 27 x 58 x 30 inches
photo by claire dorn / courtesy of the artist