Rapper was "beyond thrilled" to be involved in Sl2 gallery event, says organiser
Drake is curating an art show at sotheby’s in New York, it has been revealed.
I Like It Like This is an exhibition that “explores the dialogue between music and black American art”, according to Refinery 29 who spoke to Jacqueline Wachter, director of Sotheby’s Sl2 gallery at a press launch last night (April 30).
“We approached Drake early on and he was beyond thrilled,” said Wachter. “It was a very exciting moment for us because we were so honored to have his involvement…this [music] is his interpretation of these pieces.”
The exhibit includes pieces from Basquiat, Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, and Kehinde Wiley with music selected by Drake playing on speakers around the gallery. It is not yet clear if the music playing is Drake’s own music, new compositions or music by other artists.
The Canadian rapper released his latest mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ digitally earlier this year. ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ was released on February 12 and came as a surprise to fans.
Last month Drake was forced to explain his reaction to kissing Madonna at Coachella. The pair kissed onstage during his headline set at the closing day of the Californian festival on April 12. The incident made headlines when Drake appeared to grimace following the kiss.
Drake has also been announced as one of the one of the headliners at London’s Wireless festival this year. He joins Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Avicii on the bill.