To coincide with the 30th anniversary of Interscope Records, the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) will display over 50 artworks in an exhibition called Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined. The exhibition will feature new works by a diverse group of visual artists responded to the groundbreaking music of some of Interscope’s most influential and iconic recording artists.
Teased as part of the promotion for the exhibit is a rendering inspired by Dr. Dre’s The Chronic from Kehinde Wiley; a work from Cecily Brown inspired by Billie Eilish’s EP don’t smile at me; and Rashid Johnson has created a work inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City album.
Other musical artists who have inspired works include 2Pac, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Juice WRLD, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, MGK, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Olivia Rodrigo, Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg and U2, while the artists they have paired include Julie Curtiss, Shepard Fairey, Lauren Halsey, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha.
Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined will be on view Sunday, January 30 through February 13, 2022, in LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion and was organized by Interscope Records Co-founder Jimmy Iovine, current Chairman, John Janick, music executive Josh Abraham, and Interscope Vice Chairman Steve Berman.
“Interscope’s original mission was to find the most profound artists, empower their creativity and watch what happens,” said Iovine. “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.”