Pharrell Williams with Kenya Barris

Saturday, November 17, 2018
8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Pharrell Williams
in conversation with Kenya Barris

discussing his book,
A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet

(interviewer to be announced)


The Novo at L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Premium Seats Pit: $95*
Main Floor Tier 2: $75*
VIP Balcony: $65*
Balcony: $25
* These tickets includes a signed copy of Pharrell William’s book,
a gorgeous coffee table book with 250 photographs and illustrations

Please note, we have ended sales via Eventbrite
 you can purchase tickets via The Novo here.

Pharrell Williams is a multi-platinum recording artist, 11-time Grammy award recipient and a two-time Academy Award nominee.

A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet is the second book authored by Pharrell Williams. This definitive volume documents the artistic evolution of one of the biggest superstars of American popular culture. Lavishly illustrated with 250 photographs and illustrations, this book features Pharrell Williams’s prolific and ever-expanding body of work in a graphic language all his own. Straddling art, design, and hip-hop, Pharrell’s creative output is without peer or precedent. By playing off different disciplines—music, fashion, and contemporary art—Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary artist, blazing a trail for other musicians and cultural figures.  It is a visual celebration of Pharrell’s career and is complemented by contributions from an elite group of artistic partners and cultural figures who include Taraji P. Henson, Karl Lagerfeld, Janelle Monáe, JR, KAWS, NIGO®, Octavia Spencer, and Oprah Winfrey, and appeals to anyone interested in in music, fashion, art, film and design.

Part biography and design monograph, A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet follows his bestselling earlier book, Places and Spaces I’ve Seen (also from Rizzoli) chronicling the continuing adventures in art and design of one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and popular culture. Ranging from his fashion collaborations with NIGO® for Billionaire Boys Club, to artistic collaborations with Daniel Arsham, Alex Katz, and Damien Hirst, this book is an inspiring look at a creative life lived with no perceptible boundaries. Sarah Andelman was the founder and creative director of Colette, a chic Parisian concept store (1997—2017). Actress Taraji P. Henson is also a singer, and author. Karl Lagerfeld is the creative director of Fendi and Chanel. Janelle Monáeis an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model, JR is the pseudonym of a French photographer and artist whose identity is unconfirmed. KAWS is an American artist and designer. NIGO® is a Japanese fashion designer, DJ, record producer and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the urban clothing line A Bathing Ape (Bape). Octavia Spencer is an award-winning American actress and author. Oprah Winfrey is an American media star, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, and Pedro Winter also known as Busy P, is a French DJ, music producer, record label owner, and artist manager.

Kenya Barris is the creator of ABC’s Emmy-nominated series “Black-ish,” which is based on his own life. In its second season, the show won a Peabody Award and an AFI Award and has held NAACP’s title of Best Comedy Series for four consecutive years. Barris was awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as the Outstanding Writing NAACP Image Award in 2016 and 2017. Barris premiered the hit spinoff series, “Grown-ish” earlier this year and has since announced his upcoming series “Besties” and “Bewitched.” Due to his unparalleled innovative creative philosophy, he most recently a three-year exclusive overall producing deal with streaming giant Netflix. As a writer, Barris has worked on several television shows including “Listen Up,” “The Game” and “Girlfriends.” He has also sold a number of pilots including “America’s Next Top Model,” which he co-created and is currently shown in 49 countries with 21 internationally-formatted offshoots. On the feature’s side, he recently co-wrote “Barbershop 3: The Next Cut” and the hit comedy, “Girls Trip.” His upcoming feature titles include “Son of Shaft”, “Coming to America 2” and an animated film based on the songs of Bob Marley.