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Drake has been recruited to curate a special art show at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in New York. As Page Six reports, the show will “explore the dialogue between music and art” and feature works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley, amongst others. Drake will pair with the gallery’s modern/modernist art, and each work will have a listening station powered via Beats by Dre headphones (sure, why the hell not). The show opens April 12th, and though Drake made the headline, Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Wangechi Mutu and David Hammons will also be contributing to the show.

In a press release, Sotheby’s called the award-winning rapper “one of the foremost cultural tastemakers today.” While we wouldn’t totally disagree with that statement, we’re a little skeptical about this particular project. Unlike his contemporaries Jay Z and Kanye West, Drake isn’t much of an art collector but apparently “draws a lot of inspiration from visual artists.” Whatever the case may be, we still find it pretty rad that Sotheby’s is putting together an exhibition that showcases contemporary works by black American artists.


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It’s #MCM, and since we’re usually vibing Drake’s style, we think this black leather duffel with blue and orange neomesh would look rad whether or not your favorite gallery makes you check your bag at coat check.

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[Photo source: USA Today]

March 23, 2015 by Robert Cordero