Pharrell’s new album G I R L is not only uplifting the entire world with the single “Happy,” the meaning behind the album’s title has led the artist to oversee a large, upcoming art exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in the hotel d’Ecquevilly in Marais, Paris, France. The producer has been longtime friends with the gallery's owner, French art dealer Emanuel Perrotin.
Just like the album, the exhibit will be called G I R L and feature 40 works of art by 32 artists such as Marina Abramovic, Guerrilla Girls, and Cindy Sherman. Ten pieces of art will be created specifically for the exhibit, which is themed around liberated and inspirational women.
Back in February, Pharrell explained for the first time the meaning behind the feminine title. “I admire women in a lot of ways, but I needed to make sure that everyone knew that…We need them. Every living breathing human being on this planet regardless to your sexual orientation benefits from two things from a woman: the agreement to enter the act and the agreement to have you. So they have the power,” he told Zane Lowe backstage at the Brit Awards.
The exhibit will run for one month in late spring on May 27 – June 25 at the gallery's new space in the hotel d’Ecquevilly in Le Marais, Paris.