Photos by A. Tamargo. Mankind has looked at Space from the Earth for time immemorial. But with the RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams, the Earth is observed from Mars, a viewpoint expressing one of Pharrell Williams’ dreams. One almost fulfilled in this new model, interpreted by the Creative Development team at Richard Mille: an engraver, an enameller and a painter who, working together, have brought into being an extraordinary piece of contemporary, unconventional watchmaking.
Pharrell, the man from another planet. Maybe the word that best sums up Pharrell Williams is ‘universal’ —in in every sense of the term. A deep link to the cosmos is something he felt very early on. No surprise, then, that Pharrell grew up a major fan of Star Trek, as anyone will know who has seen him use a Vulcan salute when conveying the name of his label, Star Trak. He has never made any secret of his fascination for the cosmos, or of the deep sense of spirituality he derives from it, of the wholeness at the centre of things.
“Creating is about shifting the perspective from which we look at things, That’s really the only difference, and with the RM 52-05, we’ve looked at Mars from a different angle, an unexpected first-person point of view. In every aspect of my work, I always look for something different, something new, working with Richard Mille provided an opportunity to go where no one else has ever gone before. Mars, for instance.” Williams said
Pharrell was the first speaker of Tuesday’s public hearing on Atlantic Park, a $300 million public/private mixed-use project that will include a surf park, an entertainment venue, shops, restaurants and apartments along three blocks at the Oceanfront. It’s not every day that a superstar walks into Virginia Beach’s City Council meeting. But on Tuesday night, music icon Pharrell Williams showed up. Only he wasn’t there to perform one of his hit songs. He was there to talk up a development project he’s promoting.
“I’m a native. I love our city, I love our state, and I love our region,” said Pharrell, dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, shorts and sneakers. “I think we’ve illustrated that when you think about what we’ve been able to do with the (Something in the Water) festival. We have ambitions.” But the megastar behind the successful debut festival last April who is backing a major development for the old Dome site started out visibly uncomfortable at the podium, at one point putting his hand over his face. Read the whole story HERE!
“The Simple Things” will be offered on November 23 as part of the house’s inaugural Hi-Lite evening auction. The Simple Things (2008-2009), a unique sculpture created by Murakami in collaboration with the rapper, songwriter and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, is a brilliant example of the artist’s signature style. That it is ‘one of a kind, with added celebrity factor, and fresh-to-market makes it all the more exciting’, says Asia Chiao, associate specialist in Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art.
The work has remained in the same private collection since its debut at Art Basel in 2009, and will be offered for the first time at auction on 23 November at Christie’s in Hong Kong. ‘Nothing like this by Murakami has come to market before,’ says the specialist. ‘We expect there to be a lot of excitement.’ The Simple Things is a sculptural incarnation of Murakami’s character, Mr. DOB, who has appeared in numerous guises and mediums, and has been interpreted as an alter ego of the artist. His name derives from the Japanese slang phrase ‘dobojite’, meaning ‘why’.
Beck just released his new single ‘Dark Places’ Co-Produced by Pharrell once again, check out the Lyric Video below. ‘Hyperspace’ is due November 22, Pre-Order HERE!
Pharrell Williams wins the Hollywood Song Award for his track “Letter To My godfather,” which was on the soundtrack of the 2019 film, “The Black Godfather“. The winners of 23rd Hollywood Film Awards were announced on Tuesday.
Pharrell Williams – Letter To My Godfather (Live At Netflix Soundcheck Event) (2019)
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