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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/23/12 11:49 AM
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Anyone have an image of the ape holding a hangun in his office? That is one of the most arresting images I have ever seen.

11/23/12 11:51 AM
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Does that have any relevance to Pride?

Those gun carved from bibles are great.

I can already feel the religios getting mad.

Cool office, Dana!
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cant believe he never framed and hung any of my romoshops of him!

11/23/12 11:59 AM
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That is probably a legit smilodon skull, not a cast or a replica. $200k, easy.
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Ha, they forgot to mention his Tito Ortiz Real Doll.
11/23/12 12:06 PM
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"Pay Attention Mothefuckers" is a print edition by Bruce Nauman from the early 1970's.

The book guns are likely by Robert The: http://www.bookgun.com/

Of everything mentioned, I will gladly take the Basquiat off their hands. A Basquiat with crown, and boxing as subject, is very nice.
11/23/12 12:11 PM
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I'm gonna assume that this is the Nobuyoshi Araki photo

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmms7wxdil1qgelafo1_500.jpg

11/23/12 12:17 PM
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The Araki Nobuyoshi he's got is slick
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Harold_Howard -  The tattoo'd dude banging the chick is kind of weird. Or is it from something? Phone Post

That's just Araki. A good portion of his work is pornographic, much featuring bondage.

I much prefer his flower works.
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Harold_Howard -  The tattoo'd dude banging the chick is kind of weird. Or is it from something? Phone Post

That's a Nobuyoshi Araki, famous Japanese photographer. Usually all about women and Japanese bondage so I am assuming he is using Jiu Jitsu to act as a form of bondage. Don't quote me on that though.
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who's the tatted guy and chick and are they actually doin it?

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Didn't Dana also have a print in his office with just the word "FUCK" on it? I thought that was pretty cool.

The monkey holding the gun photo is awesome!
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who's the tatted guy and chick and are they actually doin it?


It's a personal gift from Kid Yamamoto to Dana....LOL!
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As an art lover, I am so fucking jealous I don't know where to begin.  And seriously, a fossilized sabretooth tiger skull?  Life is so unfair :)

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sickdarce -  I love this type of art, it speaks to you.
The issue is the cost, even if I was a millionaire I wouldn't pay that much for art. Phone Post

For those types of originals and one-offs, it's an investment. You might buy it now for $100K, but in a few years time, it might be worth $200K.

I'm certainly not an expert on art, but I do know that the wealthy treat art work much like their equities portfolio.
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Those bibles cut into handguns are badass.
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As an art lover, I am so fucking jealous I don't know where to begin.  And seriously, a fossilized sabretooth tiger skull?  Life is so unfair :)


What is shown here is garbage compared to the Fertitta's collections at home.

Amazing. They are considered two of the foremost contemporary art collectors in the world. Warhol, Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Cy Twombly, John Chamberlain, etc., etc, etc.

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