Amalgamated Eroded Keyboard
This bronze work was crafted from a cast of Pharrell’s 1980s MT-500 Casio keyboard, the first instrument Pharrell ever made music on. In Arsham’s iconic patinated bronze with polished crystals, the keyboard appears as an object that has been eroded and reformed, a thousands years in the future.
1/3 Editions + 2 AP
Stainless Steel, Patinated Bronze, Polished Bronze
9 x 25 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (22.9 x 65.4 x 8.3 cm.)
Pharrell Williams and Daniel Arsham were destined to cross paths. They share a profound curiosity for creating and a common vision that spans aesthetics both visual and aural. First introduced through a mutual colleague, gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin, a collaboration between the two provocateurs was inevitable. When Pharrell visited Arsham’s studio in 2012, he revealed to Arsham the importance of the Casio MT-500 keyboard and how it was the first tool he used to explore music production. In 2013, Arsham replicated the MT-500 in his signature monochromatic, archeological, volcanic ash/crystal, future relic style. Originally cast in an edition of 3, Arsham revisited the sculpture in 2023 for this perfectly patinaed bronze edition, commissioned exclusively for the Just Phriends auction.