Spike Jonze Releases Exhibition of Previously Unseen Photos of Björk

The special exhibition is curated by Humberto Leon and on view at Arroz & Fun in Los Angeles.

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A series of previously unseen photographs of Björk taken by Spike Jonze were released yesterday. Curated by Humberto Leon and on view as part of a special exhibition at Arroz & Fun in Los Angeles, The Day I Met Björk is an exclusive photo-series that is available to download via WeTransfer that documents the fruitful partnership between the Icelandic singer and the American filmmaker. ⁠

The images were taken at the famed Chateau Marmont back in the 1990s, prior to Jonze directing Björk’s “It’s Oh So Quiet” music video. Within the images, Björk lends an intriguing and sometimes uncanny effect to otherwise ordinary and mundane scenes — from jumping on a hotel room bed, hunching over a bathtub to swimming in the pool. “It’s very easy to shoot photos of someone when they’re compelling, when they’re imaginative, when they lack any self consciousness and when they’re as singular and original as her. Really, I almost can’t even take credit for any photos being good,” noted Jonze on the series.

As a longtime friend and collaborator to Jonze, Leon entertained the idea of having a cafe art exhibition at Arroz & Fun and Jonze was quick to recommend the forgotten series of Björk. “So, this ‘Surprise Exhibition’ is an ode to someone I love so much,” noted Leon. “Dedicating my first show to someone that showed me what the world could be only
seemed fitting. Today, help me celebrate this love with The Day I Met Björk.”

For those unable to witness the exhibition in person, the photo-series is available to download free as a zine at WeTransfer.

Arroz & Fun
1822 North Broadway,
Los Angeles CA 90031 ⁠

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