June 17, 2009
Saw this on the TTL Blog and felt compelled to comment. Just to recap, Pharrell Williams and Takeshi Murakami collaborated on a piece that debuted at Art Basel in Switzerland. Murakami did his usual anime monster sculpture (zzzz) and then your boy Skateboard P added a gold bag of Doritos and a cupcake covered in diamonds (courtesy of Jacob the Jeweler). This sold for over $2 million. Are Dick Clark and Ed McMahon hiding behind the sofa waiting for my reaction?
I'll be honest, I always thought Murakami's style was dope but he's deep into one trick pony status at this point, and his "celeb collabos" are real jokes. I am still debating whether the iced-up Pepsi can, the hat or Pharrell's rebuke of "bling" is the dumbest part of this video. This is the type of shit that makes me want to stop using the Internet.