7 Mill to Make you hollah..

As a follow up to my post on NIN’s Closer video by Mark Romanek, I’ve decided to be a little obsessive and do a few more posts on Mark Romanek… So yes, this is not the last post on a music video that you’ll be getting from me…

Michael and Janet Jackson’s 1995 video Scream, is still after 17 years, listed as the most expensive music video ever made.  At 7 Million dollars, this video runs about 4 mins and 46 secs which comes to roughly $25,000 a second. Sorry, but that’s F’in nuts! Ok… Back to the point…

So, this is really not a MCM piece that I’m about to discuss, but it’s a great chair so I don’t care, I’m writing about it anyway. Ron Arad’s Big Easy Chair, released in 1991 has a steel frame with an injection foam exterior.  The polished steel version in the photo above was from a limited run done in 1988. If you’d like a glossy white one like the Jackson’s, Hive Modern has them for $3310. But….. if you’re feeling like you want something special you could always hunt for the steel one, there’s 20 out there. Christies Auction had #11 that went for a little over $116,000 in 2008.  Nova68 has the Vitra Miniature ones for ONLY $770! At about 6″ tall that breaks down to about $128 an inch (again, F’in nuts!) … I think there are probably a few Michael Jackson dolls on Ebay who’d be super happy to get that chair…