The art in Dana White’s office

Sunday, November 25, 2012

FastCompany recently did a profile of the UFC that included an inventory of the artwork in Dana White’s office.

A visitor to White’s office in the headquarters of Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, will encounter a yakuza member having sex with a young woman. The giant Nobuyoshi Araki print hangs on a wall next to a giant print of Mike Tyson’s bull neck, which isn’t far from a giant print of a gorilla holding a gun. A partial list of the room’s other contents: a painting that blares “Pay attention, motherfuckers!”; copies of the Old and New Testaments carved into the shape of pistols; a $380,000 print of a naked Stephanie Seymour hanging over the toilet. The showpiece, however, is against the back wall inside a glass case. “Check this out,” White says, hovering reverently over the case. “I bought it from a museum in Dallas.” It is a fossilized sabertooth tiger skull. It cost $160,000.

By contrast, Lorenzo Fertitta, the UFC CEO and White’s best friend, has a Basquiat hanging in his adjacent office. He won’t talk about the painting unless prompted. Fertitta and White met in high school. As different as they are, they complement each other nicely: White’s streetwise yang to the pensive yin of Fertitta, a New York University business-school grad who focuses on strategy.

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Albert Watson, ‘Monkey With Gun’, (1992)

Bruce Nauman, ‘pay attention motherfuckers’, (1973)

Nobuyoshi Araki,  Yakuza Sex

Albert Watson, Mike Tyson, Catskills, New York (1986)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jersey Joe Walcott, (1982)

Robert The, book gun

Smilodon Fatalis, Pleistocene era

Scroll down for an NSFW nude image of Stephanie Seymour. It is not in Dana’s office, and it may or may not be the image in Dana’s office, but it is an artistic – but NSFW – image of Stephanie Seymour.