Pharrell Williams launched an art exhibition inspired by his album G I R L in Paris, France on Monday (26May14).

The Happy hitmaker attended an event at Galerie Perrotin to unveil the 48-piece art collection he curated with the gallery's owner Emmanuel Perrotin. All the artworks celebrate femininity, love and freedom, which are the themes of his album.

Twelve pieces were created for the collection, including a portrait of Williams dancing with his wife Helen Lasichanh.

The idea for the show began to come together in 2013, when Williams attended Perrotin's gallery opening in New York.

The owner says, "Pharrell took a few of us to listen to the first five tracks of his upcoming album G I R L... At this moment, we realised that this tribute to women was going to be a worldwide success and would represent a shift in his career. Pharrell made us feel like we were part of it. This project at the gallery in Paris is a natural continuation of this adventure."

The exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris runs from Tuesday (27May14) until 25 June (14).