Simon de Pury, who plays the Tim Gunn mentor character in Bravo reality series Work of Art: The Next Great Artist in addition to chairing Phillips de Pury, had this to say in a press release:
“Jay-Z and Kanye West are towering figures in contemporary culture. They have greatly contributed to the artificial barriers between art, music, fashion and cinema to come down. Their video for ‘Otis’ became an instant classic. The Maybach they have transformed for it has the starring role.”
I cannot wait until someone takes this thing for a test drive down the West Side Highway. In the meantime, watch the "Otis" video and a clip of Mr. Simon de Pury talking about Next Great Artist after the jump. All this will buy L Mag managing editor Mike Conklin more time to go hunting in his couch cushions for that auction money.
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