Incubus' Brandon Boyd Chooses His Favorite Art Including a Female Nude
The singer is curating an online gallery exhibit for recently launched art sales website Artspace.
Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, wants you to see some of his favorite pieces of art. For an online exhibit that launched today, Oct. 21, Boyd selected six items for sale at new online gallery website Artspace.com.
Among his choices: Mannequin, a 2011 photo by Brian Bowen Smith that layers negatives of a female nude to create a trompe l'oeil patchwork effect of body parts and rags. "Brian has been one of my best friends in the world for over 13 years," says Boyd. "He had used materials that were just strewn about his garage. Save for the statuesque woman, of course. Love this piece!" Smith has also worked as a celebrity photographer shooting the likes of Julianne Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow. Click here to see the photo. Prices run from $150-$1,150.
Marcel Dzama's Untitled, 1998-1999 (shown below) drew in Boyd for "the strangeness and the mood of this piece. It's almost as if she is picking an outfit to suit her mood. Oh how I could use a closet full of heads to suit a day in the life on tour." Priced at $4,000, it has already sold.
Boyd is himself a painter, who had his first solo show in 2008 at L.A. gallery Mr. Musichead, and is the publisher of two books, White Fluffy Clouds (2003) and From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss (2007), that bring together his creative writing and artwork. "I've been drawing since I can remember," he says. "I think I decided to 'be' an artist when I was about 14 or so. Which meant, at that ripe age, starting to be OK with being broke and doing it for the process." In his interview with Artspace, he also relates that some of his favorite things — some a bit tongue-in-cheek — are his nude photos of celebrities on his iPod, True Blood, the 1999 film Girl on a Bridge with Vanessa Paradis, artist Aubrey Beardsley and the fantasy of being "the guy at swimsuit photo shoots that applies body oil to the models."