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Usher Cements Bromance with a Budding Art Star | Insta of the Week

Daniel Arsham's portrait is the face of Usher's new single "No Limits."

A photo posted by Daniel Arsham  (@danielarsham) on Jun 9, 2016 at 7:07am PDT

The inaugural subject of The Creators Project documentary series titled The Process and one of our five rising sculptors of 2016, Daniel Arsham made moves this week by solidifying his bromance with sultry pop star Usher—literally. The "Confessions" singer sat in Arsham's Brooklyn studio for four hours to create the cover of his new track with Yung Thug called "No Limit." A sculpture of Usher's face is broken and worn down as if centuries had passed since the piece was created—a signature part of Arsham's "future archaeology" style.


According to the New York Times, Usher connected with Arsham through mutual friends Swizz Beats, Jay Z, and Pharrell Williams. While the "No Limit" cover retains the monochrome palette Arsham has adopted through most of his career, he's recently incorporated color into his work. Arsham is color blind and recently got new glasses to see and work in full spectrum. Below, check out a new series of colorful zen gardens he's been working on, as well as video documentation of the blossoming friendship between the pop star and the artist.

The best way to predict the future is to create it. @howuseeit

A video posted by Daniel Arsham (@danielarsham) on Jan 13, 2016 at 2:09pm PST

Scale shifting future gardens where the things from our present are the relics of our past

A photo posted by Daniel Arsham (@danielarsham) on Jun 3, 2016 at 1:32pm PDT

Seeing in color.

A photo posted by Daniel Arsham  (@danielarsham) on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:43am PDT

I can see in color now.

A photo posted by Daniel Arsham  (@danielarsham) on Jun 1, 2016 at 2:02pm PDT

Future Gardens.

A photo posted by Daniel Arsham  (@danielarsham) on Jun 1, 2016 at 12:34pm PDT

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