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
Jennifer Guidi: BLACKPINK – THE ALBUM
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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