We have all been following Hova’s art world escapades for a while. Call it the school of hard knocks, street smarts, whatever—there is something to be said for taking in the inspiration around you and running with it in real time. I also bump into Diddy (is that his name today?) and Pharrell at every art fair. In fact, my first interaction with one of my favorite gallerists was when I ranted maniacally that she gave Diddy a better deal than I on a limited-edition work. I walked away, tail between legs, disappointed to learn that I could no longer trust the New York Post. Who knew? But I digress…. The real story here is that Drake is collaborating with Sotheby’s next week to curate a private selling exhibition. Specifically, the show focuses on contemporary, black American artists. Drake will choose music to accompany the previews of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn Ligon, Rashid Johnson, and Kara Walker works, amongst many other greats. This got me thinking about how music influences visual art. The more I thought (which often leads to danger, but in this case, we are safe), the more I realized the growing dialogue between music and visual imagery on so many levels. Join me as we explore art evoked by music, share tastemaker music playlists, meet Grammy Award–winning album-cover artist Mick Haggerty, hang with the real, live von Trapp children, and go inside the collection at Downtown Records.

 

INSIDE THE COLLECTION: A VISIT TO DOWNTOWN RECORDS

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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE: MEET THE REAL VON TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS

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INSIDE THE STUDIO: MICK HAGGERTY ALBUM COVERS

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TASTEMAKER TUESDAY: SHAREABLE PLAYLISTS FROM ART WORLD LEADERS

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NAME THAT TUNE: ART EVOKED BY MUSIC

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