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We Are FriendsWithYou


Founded in 2002 by the artists Samuel Borkson and Tury Sandoval III, FriendsWithYou is a fine art collective that has been spreading their trademarked message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship(TM) worldwide through its inflatable cartoon heads and winking art installations. Together they have forged their admiration with Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, and Arturo Herrera and have instilled in their artwork the powerful ability to trigger thoughts of happiness and curiosity in even the most jaded of audiences. This comprehensive book will explore a decade of FriendsWithYou, from their early street art interventions in Miami to their recent collaborations with mega-brands like Target, and their work on videos for Pharrell Williams. Originating at the crossroads of art, design, popular culture, and street savvy, FriendsWithYou’s output is quite unique. By playing off the different disciplines – namely street art, design, high art – and using each as an element in the other, these artists are revolutionising the art
world and widening the straightforward definitions of each of these disciplines.

Lavishly illustrated with over 250 sketches, concept renderings and photographs, the book features FWY’s prolific body of work in their unique graphic language. With contributions by Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami, this book will reveal never-before-seen insight into the Miami duo responsible for spreading the love.

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