See how LACMA’s new Interscope Records show connects artists with the musicians who inspire them, from Lana Del Rey to Dr. Dre

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For just a few weeks, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting “Artists Inspired By Music: Interscope Reimagined,” which combines paintings by Ed Ruscha, Amoako Boafo, Kehinde Wiley, and Anna Weyant with songs or albums by Interscope recordings. The exhibit came about to celebrate the music label’s 30th anniversary, and Dr Dre, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails and Lady Gaga are among the musicians that participating artists have drawn inspiration from.

The exhibition ends on February 13, so in case you can’t go see the works yourself, take a look at (most) of the works on display here.

Adam Pendleton, Untitled (Dr Dre, The Chronic) (2021), reinventing the Dr. Dre album The Chronicle (1992), silkscreen ink on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Amoako Boafo, 6Lack - Black Wool Beanie 2021

Amoako Boafo, 6Lack – Black wool beanie (2021), reinventing the album FREE 6LACK (2016), oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

Anna Park, Intermission (2021), reinventing Billie Eilish’s album When we all fall asleep, where do we go? (2019), charcoal on paper mounted on panel. Private collection.

Anna Weyant, Dessert, 2021

Anna Weyant, Dessert (2021), reinventing Gwen Stefani’s album The sweet escape (2006), oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

burnt toast, See sounds (2021), reinventing the N*E*R*D album See sounds (2008), digital file. Courtesy of the artist.

Cecily Brown, If tears could be bottled (2021), reimagining Billie Eilish’s EP don’t smile at me (2017), oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist.

Chloe Wise, The river is all wet (2021), reinventing the album Yeah Yeah Yeahs It’s Blitz! (2009), oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech.

Damien Hirt, Addict (2021), reinventing Eminem’s album The Slim Shady Album (1999), mixed media. Private collection.

Derrick Adams, Discovery (2021), reinventing Mary J. Blige’s album Discovery (2005), acrylic on wood panel. Courtesy of the artist.

Ed Ruscha, All eyes on me (2021), reinventing the 2Pac album All eyes on me (1996), acrylic on linen. Private collection.

Emily Mae Smith, Broken (2021), reimagining the EP Nine Inch Nails Broken (1992), oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York.

Ferrari Sheppard, Blackstreet Harmony (2021), reimagining the song “No Diggity” (featuring Dr Dre and Queen Pen) from the album Blackstreet another level (1996), acrylic, charcoal and 24 carat gold on canvas. Ferrari Shepard studio.

Genesis Tramaine, Black Woman Saint Cleans Jesus (2021), reinventing the album Summer Walker Above (2019), acrylic, oil paint, Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, the Holy Spirit. Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech.

Henry Alfatan, Untitled (2021), reinventing Olivia Rodrigo’s album SOUR (2021), oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Karma, New York.

Henry Taylor, Untitled (2021), reinventing the song “DNA” from Kendrick Lamar’s album THIN (2017), acrylic on canvas. Private collection.

Hilary Pecis, Untitled (2021), reinventing Selena Gomez’s album Rare (2020), acrylic on canvas. Private collection.

Issy wood, Gwen with all the obstacles (2021), reimagining the song “Cool” from Gwen Stefani’s album To like. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004), oil on linen. On loan by the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.

Jenna Gribbon, Lana watched (2021), reinventing Lana Del Rey’s album Born to die (2012), oil on linen. Private collection.

Jennifer Guidi, Searching for Hearts (Black Sand MT, Pink Sand, Pink CS, Pink Ground) (2021), reinventing the album BLACKPINK The Scrapbook (2020), sand, acrylic and oil on linen. Private collection.

John Currin, log couple (2016), reinventing the song “Beautiful Day” from the U2 album Everything you can’t leave behind (2000), oil on canvas. Gagosian, courtesy of the artist.

Jordy Kerwick, bloody valentine (2021), reinventing the song “Bloody Valentine” from the album Machine Gun Kelly Tickets for my fall (2020), acrylic on canvas. Private collection, courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery.

Julie Curtis, Venus (2021), reimagining the song “Just a Girl” from the album No Doubt tragic kingdom (1995), acrylic and oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

KAWS, Better days ahead (2021), reinventing the Snoop Dogg album doggystyle (1993), acrylic on canvas. Private collection.

Kehinde Wiley, The Observer (2021), reinventing the Dr. Dre album 2001 (1999), oil on canvas. Private collection.

Lauren Halsey, Untitled (2021), reinventing Kendrick Lamar’s album Pimp a butterfly (2015), gypsum on wood. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Loie Hollowell, Mandalora Squeeze (2019), reinventing Lady Gaga’s album The Glory Monster (2009), oil paint, acrylic medium and case resin on linen on panel. Private collection.

Lucia Bull, 10:00 (2021), reimagining the song “Spiderwebs” from the album No Doubt tragic kingdom (1995), oil on linen. Private collection.

Mark Quinn, We share our chemistry with the stars (MGK200) (2021), reinventing the album Machine Gun Kelly Tickets for my fall (2020), oil on canvas. Marc Quinn workshop.

Matthew Wang, The outside world (2018), reimagining Lana Del Rey’s EP paradise (2012), gouache on paper. Matt Wong Painter Ltd.

Nicholas Party, Portrait with a parrot (2021), reinventing Lady Gaga’s album Joan (2016), pastel on cardboard. Private collection, courtesy of Karma, New York.

Nina Chanel Abney, 2 p.m. (2021), reinventing the 2Pac album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996), collage on panel. Pace Prints and courtesy of the artist.

OSGEMEOS, The end (2021), reinventing the album Black Eyed Peas The end (2009), mixed media on MDF. Courtesy of OSGEMEOS.

Rachid Johnson, Good boy (2021), reinventing Kendrick Lamar’s album good kid, maAd city (2012), ceramic tile, mirror, red oak, oil stick, spray enamel. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Raymond Pettibon, Untitled (Lake Placid) (2019), reinventing Lana Del Rey Norman’s album Damn Rockwell! (2019), ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner.

Reggie Burrows Hodges, Swimming in Compton: Look Ma (December Day) (2021), reimagining the song “Swimming Pools (Drank)” from Kendrick Lamar’s album good kid, maAd city (2012), acrylic and pastel on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Karma, New York.

Richard Prince, Untitled (2021), reinventing the album Nine Inch Nails The downward spiral (1994), acrylic and inkjet on canvas. Courtesy of Richard Prince.

Sayre Gomez, Commemorative Merchandising (2021), reinventing the 50 Cent album Get rich or die trying (2003), acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Galerie François Ghebaly.

Shepard Fairey, Yeah yeah yeah (2021), reinventing the album Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to tell (2003), stencil printing and mixed media collage on album covers. Courtesy of Obey Giant Art Inc.

Stanley Whitney, Roma 32 (2021), reinventing the song “King Kunta” from Kendrick Lamar’s album Pimp a butterfly (2015), oil on linen. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.

Takashi Murakami, Goodbye and good riddance (2021), reinventing the album Juice WRLD Goodbye and good riddance (2018), acrylic on canvas mounted on wooden frame. Courtesy of Kaikai Kiki Co Limited.

Titus Kaphar, see through time (2021), reinventing the album Eve Scorpio (2001), oil on panel. Private collection.

Toyin Ojih Odutola, Thin (2021), reinventing Kendrick Lamar’s album THIN. (2017), graphite on black board; graphite on Duralar. Private collection.

Omar Rachid, The Dar al harb according to Tupac. Or, Shakur vs. the Other World. Earth-like, violent and subject to frequent periods of injustice. Alas, if we look for it, we can find beauty in the hideous. (Me against the world) (2021), reinventing the 2Pac album me against the world (1995), acrylic and spray paint on canvas. Courtesy of Half Gallery and Blum and Poe.

Will Boon, HELMET (2021), reinventing the album Helmet In the meantime (1992), acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

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