Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne’s debut art exhibit to open in Baltimore in October

'King's Mouth' will be at the American Visionary Art Museum later this year

The debut art exhibition by Wayne Coyne will open in early October in Baltimore, it has been announced.

The city’s American Visionary Art Museum will host the ‘King’s Mouth’ exhibit as part of its wider ‘The Big Hope’ exhibition, which opens on October 3 and is scheduled to last until August 2016. It includes drawings and sculptures from artists exploring “issues relating to hope and transcendent survival”, a statement said.

The museum’s founder, Rebecca Hoffberger commented, “I’m really excited about the spirit that Wayne brings to this show. He’s very much the real deal, in terms of being a visionary.” She also described his work as “among the most jubilant in our ‘Big Hope’ show.”


Trying to pinpoint the origins of Coyne’s work, Hoffberger noted him being robbed at gunpoint when he was 17: “Surviving a violent, near-death experience awakened in him a joy and a tsunami of endless creativity rarely seen in anyone.”


Coyne recently announced his collaboration with Miley Cyrus on a joint album, which he compared to Pink Floyd and Portishead.

“Her studio is just a little room with a desk and Miley was just sitting there mixing,” Coyne said of Cyrus’ home studio on Los Angeles. The pair also recorded at Flaming Lips’ Oklahoma studio. “I was like, ‘I can’t picture Beyoncé doing this!’ It’s not a putdown of Beyoncé. I just don’t see her recording her own vocals and then EQ’ing it. It’s so punk rock!”

Listen to a clip of ‘Tiger Dreams’ below:

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