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VISUAL ARTISTS HONOR INTERSCOPE

To kick off Interscope Records' 30th anniversary celebration, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will display more than 50 artworks inspired by label artists.

Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, on view from 1/30 through 2/13, features works by the likes of Shepard Fairey, Damien Hirst and Ed Ruscha, who drew on influential albums and songs by 2Pac, Eminem Lady Gaga, U2 and other such musical luminaries.

Three works have been unveiled: Kehinde Wiley’s painting inspired by Dr. Dre’s The Chronic 2001; Cecily Brown’s visual interpretation of Billie Eilish’s EP dont smile at me; and Rashid Johnson’s piece spurred by Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city.

Interscope Co-Founder Jimmy Iovine, Chairman John Janick, music executive Josh Abraham and Vice Chairman Steve Berman organized the project. LACMA Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Design Staci Steinberger helped orchestrate the exhibition.

“Interscope’s original mission was to find the most profound artists, empower their creativity and watch what happens,” Iovine said. “For the 30th, we wanted to continue that vision by assembling the most admired visual artists and empower them with that same creative license to honor the musical artists we have worked with over three decades.”

Janick credited Darkroom CEO Justin Lubliner with sparking the idea.

“We realized that having them create a lasting visual legacy that honors our artists’ music would be a hugely powerful tribute,” Janick said. “Sir Lucian Grainge’s enduring support of Interscope’s unique voice and vision over the years has helped make it possible for Interscope to foster an ambitious artistic endeavor of this magnitude.”

Said Grainge, “Interscope and its artists have not only consistently delivered some of the world’s most influential music but also created groundbreaking visual media. It's fitting that the great work of Interscope’s artists be reinterpreted by leading visual artists in a way that celebrates their unique visions as well as three decades of this iconic label.”

Snap will add sound so that museum visitors can use Snapchat's AR technology to listen to music from each of the albums represented.

Timed-entry general admission tickets will be released on 1/20 here.

The works comprising Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined are:

  • Adam Pendleton, Dr. Dre, The Chronic
  • Amoako Boafo, 6LACK, FREE 6LACK
  • Anna Park, Billie Eilish, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
  • Anna Weyant, Gwen Stefani, The Sweet Escape
  • Burnt Toast, Timbaland, Shock Value (NFT)
  • Burnt Toast, N.E.R.D., Seeing Sounds (NFT)
  • Cecily Brown, Billie Eilish, dont smile at me
  • Chloe Wise, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!
  • Damien Hirst, Eminem, entire catalog
  • Derrick Adams, Mary J. Blige, The Breakthrough
  • Ed Ruscha, 2Pac, All Eyez on Me
  • Emily Mae Smith, Nine Inch Nails, Broken
  • Ferrari Sheppard, Blackstreet, “No Diggity”
  • Genesis Tramaine, Summer Walker, Over It
  • Henni Alftan, Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
  • Henry Taylor, Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. ("DNA")
  • Hilary Pecis, Selena Gomez, Rare
  • Issy Wood, Gwen Stefani, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. ("Cool")
  • Jenna Gribbon, Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
  • Jennifer Guidi, BLACKPINK, THE ALBUM
  • John Currin, U2, “Beautiful Day”
  • Jordy Kerwic, Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall ("My Bloody Valentine")
  • Julie Curtiss, No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom ("Just a Girl")
  • KAWS, Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle
  • Kehinde Wiley, Dr. Dre, The Chronic 2001
  • Lauren Halsey, Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Lisa Yuskavage, Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever
  • Loie Hollowell, Lady Gaga, Fame Monster
  • Lucy Bull, No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom ("Spiderwebs")
  • Mark Quinn, Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
  • Matthew Wong, Lana Del Rey, Paradise
  • Fulton Leroy Washington AKA Mr. Wash, The Game, The Documentary
  • Nicolas Party, Lady Gaga, Joanne
  • Nina Chanel Abney, 2Pac, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
  • OSGEMEOS, Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
  • Rashid Johnson, Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Raymond Pettibon, Lana Del Rey , Norman Fucking Rockwell
  • Reggie Burrows Hodges, Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city ("Swimming Pools" (Drank))
  • Richard Prince, Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
  • Sayre Gomez, 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin'
  • Shepard Fairey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever to Tell
  • Stanley Whitney, Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly ("King Kunta")
  • Takashi Murakami, Juice WRLD, Goodbye and Good Riddance
  • Titus Kaphar, Eve, Scorpion
  • Toyin Ojih Odutola, Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  • Umar Rashid, 2Pac, Me Against the World
  • Will Boone, Helmet, Meantime


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