Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined LACMA

Recent visitors to LACMA will likely have noticed a giant wall of records placed at the entrance to the Yoshitomo Nara exhibit. Opening later this month, the album cover will serve as the premise for a new show, titled “Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined.”

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Interscope Records, the exhibition brings together 50 new works by artists, such as Julie Curtiss, Shepard Fairey, Damien Hirst, Kehinde Wiley, Takashi Murakami, and many more. Each artist revisited one of the many influential musicians Interscope has represented over the past three decades, including Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and Dr. Dre.

The project was conceived by a number of Interscope executives, including co-founder Jimmy Iovine, who recalls that the label’s “original mission was to find the deepest artists, nurture their creativity, and watch what happening… For 30, we wanted to continue that vision by bringing together the most admired visual artists and giving them the same creative license to honor the musical artists we’ve worked with for over three decades.

Additionally, the institution is working with Snapchat to provide an AR component that will further transform the experience. “Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined” will be presented at LACMA from January 30 to February 13. Check out the full list of exhibiting artists below, along with the album they were inspired by.

Elsewhere, Milo Matthieu presents “Flowers Beyond the Sunset” at Sorry We’re Closed.

List of artists and album:

Adam Pendleton: Dr. Dre – The Chronicle

Amoako Boafo: 6LACK – 6LACK FREE

Anna Park: Billie Eilish – When we all fall asleep, where do we go?

Anna Weyant: Gwen Stefani – Sweet Escape

Burnt Toast: Timbaland – Shock Value

Burnt Toast: NERD – See Sounds

Cecily Brown: Billie Eilish Don’t Smile At Me

Chloe Wise: Yeah yeah yeah – It’s Blitz!

Damien Hirst: Eminem – The whole catalog

Derrick Adams: Mary J. Blige – The Breakthrough

Ed Ruscha: 2Pac – All Eyes On Me

Emily Mae Smith: Nine Inch Nails – Broken

Ferrari Sheppard: Blackstreet – “No diggity”

Genesis Tramaine: Summer Walker – Above

Henni Alftan: Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR

Henry Taylor: Kendrick Lamar – SHIT. (“DNA”)

Hilary Pecis: Selena Gomez – Rare

Issy Wood: Gwen – Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (“Cool”)

Jenna Gribbon as Lana Del Rey – Born to Die


John Currin: U2 – “Nice day”

Jordy Kerwick: MGK – Tickets to My Downfall (“My Bloody Valentine”)

Julie Curtiss: No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom (“Just a Girl”)

KAWS: Snoop Dogg – Doggy Style

Kehinde Wiley: Dr Dre – The Chronicle 2001

Lauren Halsey: Kendrick Lamar – To pimp a butterfly

Lisa Yuskavage: Billie Eilish – Happier than ever

Loie Hollowell: Lady Gaga – Monster of Fame

Lucy Bull: No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom (“Cobwebs”)

Mark Quinn: MGK – Tickets to My Fall

Matthew Wong as Lana Del Rey – Paradise

Fulton Leroy Washington

AKA Mr. Wash: The Game – The Documentary

Nicolas Evening: Lady Gaga – Joanne

Nina Chanel Abney: 2Pac – The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

OSGEMEOS: Black Eyed Peas – The END

Rashid Johnson: Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid MAAD City

Raymond Pettibon: Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell

Reggie Burrows Hodges: Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid MAAD City (“Pools” (Drank))

Richard Prince: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

Sayre Gomez: 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Trying

Shepard Fairey: Yeah yeah yeah – Fever to say

Stanley Whitney: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (“King Kunta”)

Takashi Murakami: Juice WRLD – Goodbye and good riddance

Titus Kaphar: Eve – Scorpio

Toyin Ojih Odutola: Kendrick Lamar – SHIT.

Umar Rashid: Tupac – Me Against The World

Will Boone: Helmet – Waiting

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