Whether Gucci backs it, it’s an expression of art or an homage to a friend… I’m not sure how to react to James Franco’s latest venture.
He has had ‘Brad’ carved into his right arm which is documented in film as part of ‘Rebel’ (a film which he is to show at the Venice Biennale in the Summer). It is to pay tribute to his fellow actor and friend Brad Renfro, who died owing to a heroine overdose at the age of 25 in 2008. They acted in the film ‘Deuces WIld’ together.
Drastic as it may be, one can’t knock Franco’s abilities to stun fans and push boundaries for his art. Speaking of which he has joined forces with Kalup Linzy, and will be releasing their EP ’ Turn it up’ on July 12th. I’m scared yet excited none the less!