If you’re reading this it’s too late: Drake is curating an art show at Sotheby’s.
The purpose of the show, which opens April 28th, is to “explore the dialogue between music and art.” It’s, like, totally not a ploy to attract hipper, younger collectors to the antiquated institution. The New York Times reports that it came about via a “personal connection.”
While he won’t be selecting the physical works, which include pieces by Basquiat, Kara Walker, Nick Cave and Glenn Ligon, the rapper will select a song to be paired with each. Naturally, tracks will be listened to on Beats OVO headphones.
Sotheby’s describe Drake as “one of the foremost cultural tastemakers today.” Is he though? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for Drake’s music (I am from Toronto, after all), but I wouldn’t exactly call him an arbiter of taste. His album covers and music videos tend to be mediocre at best and he’s not an active art collector like Jay Z or Kanye.
However, Drake did attend Art Basel last December… where he got beat up by Diddy at a nightclub.