Drake to Curate Sotheby’s Art Exhibition

Drake to Curate Sotheby’s Art Exhibition

Toronto rapper selected music for 20-piece collection by Black artists.

Published March 20, 2015

Sotheby’s will introduce an art exhibition next month to be curated by Drake, the New York Times reports. The 27-year-old Toronto native was tasked with choosing music to accompany a 20-piece collection of contemporary works from Black artists.

The collection is on display at the New York Sotheby’s location from April 28 through June 12. Artists featured include Rashid Johnson, Kara Walker, Nick Cave, Wangechi Mutu, Glenn Ligon and Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Drake is one of the “foremost cultural tastemakers,” according to Sotheby's, and his involvement aims to give a boost to the company's private sales sector.

Though the rapper isn’t big into art collecting just yet (like say Jay Z or Kanye West), Drake “draws a lot of inspiration from visual art,” his rep said. 

The Sotheby’s collaboration was fostered through a personal connection between October’s Own and a member of the company’s contemporary art department. He will not be paid for the work. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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