I Like It Like This, a collaboration between Sotheby’s S|2 and musician Drake focuses on contemporary black American artists and their reciprocal influences of music and art. Featuring work from Nick Cave, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jacob Lawrence, and many more, music has long important and essential component of the black American experience and an even bigger reflection of today’s culture highlighting todays experiences.
“Today, musicians rap about painters and commission artists to design their album covers; in the same vein artists look to music as inspiration for their paintings. Influences flow in both directions to create a fertile creative environment, producing some of the most resonant and profound artistic output in American history.”
Drake has provided musical curation available only through the Beats by Dre™ sound stations throughout the S|2 gallery, and online through the Beats by Dre™ application.
Featured artists include: Terry Adkins, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Renée Cox, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Derek Fordjour, Theaster Gates, David Hammons, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Barkley L Hendricks, Rashid Johnson, Samuel Levi Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Tony Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Wangechi Mutu, John Outterbridge, Adam Pendleton, William Pope.L, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Jeff Sonhouse, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kehinde Wiley.
The I Like It Like This S|2 x Drake collaboration will be available until June 12th, 2015. Sotheby’s S|2 gallery is located at 1334 York Ave, New York, NY 10021.