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Pharrell Williams to Curate Art Exhibit

Emmanuel Perrotin is to host the showcase, with an accent on female artists.

Takashi Murakami, Portrait of Pharrell and Helen, Dance, 2014.

GIRL POWER: Pharrell Williams is trying on another interesting hat: curator. Next month, the musician is to unveil an exhibition titled “Girl” — the same moniker as his sophomore album, and a forthcoming scent with Comme des Garçons — at Emmanuel Perrotin’s new space in Paris, the Salle de Bal. It is to feature 40 works by prominent artists, most of them female, including Marina Abramovic, Sophie Calle, Cindy Sherman and Tracey Emin. The showcase opens May 27 and runs through June 25.

Williams and Perrotin have been collaborating since 2007, when they met in Miami and the French art dealer asked Williams to create design and art objects, including unusual chairs.

This story first appeared in the April 24, 2014 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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