This spring Sotheby’s has paid tribute to artists who have pushed boundaries with their work and made us see art – and the wider world – differently. Confident, daring, courageous, audacious and at times heroic, these artists have taken creative risks, knowing they may not be understood, let alone embraced, but seizing the moment and owning it anyway.
Taking cues from these visionaries, Sotheby’s produced an exclusive Fearless Now video featuring two seemingly very different individuals: artist-activist Ai Weiwei, and musician, actor and entrepreneur A$AP Rocky. The video is centered around a fundamental question: What does it mean to be fearless? Ai Weiwei and A$AP Rocky represent different generations, cultures and places yet despite their differences, the artists share some common beliefs about art as a form of expression, and each uses their talent and visibility to leverage their influence – devoted to making work that will change the world.
“My Testing project is connected to the way I see life,” says A$AP Rocky. “With my new music, I challenged myself to take different approaches and try different aesthetics. I’ve always experimented, but now I think it’s more important than ever.”
Fearless Now is dedicated to all the artists who are challenging themselves and their audiences, provoking a conversation and seeing things before the rest of us do. “Art has many forms,” says Ai Weiwei. “But it is always unexpected.”
Read more about these two incredible artists and watch the Fearless Now video: https://bit.ly/2IBgQEG