Pharrell Williams Is Fine With Any Kind Of Art – As Long As It’s ‘Tasteful’

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“You just have to do what you really feel, whether it’s some really obscure or super-pop thing, you just have to make sure in the end that shit is tasteful. Nike is as pop as can be, but they do it tastefully. Apple is as pop as can be, but they do it tastefully. The Whopper is as pop as can be, but that s— is tasteful…We can’t allow the pop and commercial worlds to go to s—. We have a responsibility as artists on many different levels to change the way people see the world.”

via coverawards.com.

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  1. …and by his definition of “tasteful”, he means “Amp up the Cheese”? Is that why he mentions the Whopper?

  2. Is that a Double Cheese ? It also sounds like do what comes naturally. I wonder what he thinks of Warhol’s work? He might not like it since someone might be peeing a the double cheeseburger and that wouldn’t be tasty.

    Next thought about ‘ We (Artists) can’t allow the pop and commercial words go to shite.’ I would say that we have control in the art world when you consider personal projects. Yet when you look and generational interpretation along with the direct of media groups to feed that interpretation where is the art world really headed?
    I can produce my art yet the current generation, I say, care less about it than what appeals to their senses which almost seems Poe-tic/ish.

  3. so glad that you guys are getting caught up one aspect of the quote.

    this rings true:
    “We have a responsibility as artists on many different levels to change the way people see the world.”

    stop bitching, go create something.

    rocksteady,
    danno~