PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Think where man’s glory most begins and ends…

We are friends. Like family. Pharrell calls me Sis. I call him Lil Bro. We know each other’s friends and family. We share the same sick humor. We both have a fascination with pop culture, good and bad.

Photography 47Editorial 25
Pharrell Williams
Ronnie Cooke Newhouse
Max Farago
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Issue #17 — Summer 2009Mike Mills

“All we ever wanted was everything,” MIKE MILLS reveals in our 40-page cover special on ways of getting through the recession / depression.

Meanwhile, RONNIE COOKE NEWHOUSE narrates a day in the life of her best friend PHARRELL WILLIAMS, photographed by MAX FARAGO; publisher GERHARD STEIDL races jet lag across the Atlantic from Karl Lagerfeld’s haute couture show in Paris to Robert Frank’s Canadian solitude; distinguished historian ERIC HOBSBAWM discusses his views on the future of globalization with HANS ULRICH OBRIST; artist collective SLAVS & TATARS revisits the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Tehran with the first installment of its project 79/89/09 for 032c; Belgian art collector and interior decorator AXEL VERVOORDT makes all art contemporary;

AGYNESS DEYN nude story by ALASDAIR MCLELLAN; gallerist MAUREEN PALEY bares her perseverance: “It’s something where you’ve been given a path that you must follow, where you don’t know what else you would do. Once you see this, many things appear that indicate the way forward for you”; curator CHRIS DERCON on artist ANISH KAPOOR’s pornography; historian KARL SCHLÖGEL trumps the heroic image of 1989;

the BERLIN REVIEW reflects on nine events, projects, and people from the last six months in Berlin; and so much more on 256 pages …

Contributors: Jodie Barnes, Joachim Bessing, Anne Christensen, Todd Cole, Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Nick Currie, Chris Dercon, Max Farago, Marcus Gaab, Tim Gutt, Daniel Haaksman, item idem, Jina Khayyer, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Niklas Maak, Joe McKenna, Alasdair McLellan, Markus Miessen, Alex Needham, Anh-Linh Ngo, Peter Richter, Kari Rittenbach, Zac Rose, Alex Rühle, Viviane Sassen, Karl Schlögel, Heji Shin, David Benjamin Sherry, Slavs & Tatars, Tung Walsh, Clay Winston.