Art inspired by musicians that have recorded for Interscope Records, including U2 and Nine Inch Nails, will be displayed at an upcoming exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the label.
Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, which opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on January 30, features over 50 original works by visual artists relating to particular albums or songs from the Interscope catalog.
The U2-themed art was based on the band’s 2000 hit “Beautiful Day,” and was created by John Currin. Two NIN albums, Broken and The Downward Spiral, served as inspiration for two separate pieces of art that will be featured in the exhibit, created by Emily Mae Smith and Richard Prince, respectively.
Among the many other acts whose music inspired artwork for the exhibit are musicians including Helmet, No Doubt, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dr. Dre, Billie Eilish, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Tupac, Nine Inch Nails, Olivia Rodrigo, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent and Eve.
“Interscope’s original mission was to find the most profound artists, empower their creativity and watch what happens,” says the label’s co-founder, Jimmy Iovine. “For the 30th, we wanted to continue that vision by assembling the most admired visual artists and empower them with that same creative license to honor the musical artists we have worked with over three decades.”
The exhibition will be on display through February 13. For more info, visit LACMA.org.
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