Having a 2nd wave with this song. One of the best beats ever #YeahISaidIt

Having a 2nd wave with this song. One of the best beats ever #YeahISaidIt

Jeff Koons Retrospective @ the Whitney Museum

You hear Jay-Z and Gaga name drop him in songs but I only truly learned about Jeff Koons in the summer of 2013. I watched a 90minute documentary on his life on SkyArtsHD and was hooked immediately. I needed to know anything and everything about his work and the way he thinks. Like Andy Warhol, he is criticized for “lacking imaginative will” for using readymade themes and just reappropriating them for a larger audience rather than creating something from scratch. 

Why I love Koons (and Warhol) is because I believe sampling in music is criticized in the same way by the most basic people. But this is art, it’s the equivalent of a movie based on historic events, 40 years redesigned as a 2 hour spectacle. I always say “if it was so easy and anybody could do it, then why are the likes of Kanye, Just Blaze (and Jeff Koons) paid millions of dollars to do it.” It’s the mind behind it, it’s taking something old, sometimes something iconic (like the image of Michael Jackson & Bubbles or Nina’s Simone’s Strange Fruit), or something totally under the radar (like a soup can or a 10 second Labi Siffre loop) and redesigning it, recreating it, for the masses. Done so you think about it in a different way, you experience it for years rather than a passing moment. If this form of art is done right and the original inspiration respected, it’s the highest level of taste and takes a real genius to create.

Dream Come True

Dream Come True

These are people, who had epiphanies and then did something with them. As I see it, you can live two ways. You can live life the way you always imagined it would play out, or you can try to make the thing you dream of making. If you choose the second, get ready for an amazing ride. That’s the ride I’m on. — Pharrell Williams, Wall Street Journal
Got lost today. No working phone, no Google maps, plus a killer flu. Got a free car and bus ride tho! Not so bad when the #WeatherSoBreezy

Got lost today. No working phone, no Google maps, plus a killer flu. Got a free car and bus ride tho! Not so bad when the #WeatherSoBreezy

We waited over a year but the golden child finally gave us some new new @travisscott #DaysBeforeRodeo #IAintPlayingWitTheseNiggas !!

We waited over a year but the golden child finally gave us some new new @travisscott #DaysBeforeRodeo #IAintPlayingWitTheseNiggas !!

'You've got to be crazy. It's too late to be sane, too late. You've got to go full tilt bozo cause you're only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you're nothing.' -R. Williams — (via frankocean)
To die would be a grand adventure — Robin Williams as Peter Pan (Banning) in Hook. (via disneyforeverlives)

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