November 28, 2011 SIGHTS ⁄  CULO: FAMOUS ASSES, BY SOME FAMOUS ASSCLOWNS

FAMOUS ASSES, BY SOME FAMOUS ASSCLOWNS

For music mogul Jimmy Iovine, unleashing Gagas and Eminems unto the world and cornering the headphone industry with Dre stretched over his fist like a sock puppet isn’t enough of a legacy. To really leave his cultural mark, he’s selflessly burdened himself with the philanthropic task of reclaiming the female form from a fashion industry fixated on Size Zero.

CULO is the CULmination of Raphael Mazzucco’s years spent photographing some of the world’s finest butts. The inspiration came when will.i.am returned from Brazil having spent a $1 million music video budget on six hours of booty footage. Jimmy thought it might be a bit too visionary for MTV, instead he saw artistic potential to spark a body image revolution in a coffee table friendly format, proclaiming “fashion needs fewer girls who look like boys and more women with some ‘boom boom pow’!” (Iovine 3:16)
With P. Diddy enlisted as executive editor, the only person missing from this star-studded bum rush on anorexia is Gok Wan.

Here’s a video of them trying to fight back laughter while talking about the artistic vision behind the project