Art and music have always been intertwined.Â Whether it be Jay-Z including one of Murakami’s paintings in his music video “Blue Magic,” KAWS collaborating on an album cover with Kayne West, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden collecting Luke Chueh paintings, or Dave Cooper creating a music video for Danko Jones, the examples seem endless.
One of these intersects will open next week with the “World on Fire” show at the Pacific Electric Lofts in LA where many well-known artists in the Low Brow and/or Contemporary Art genre were asked to paint portraits of even more famous music stars.Â In honor of the Grammy Awards opening on Feb. 8th, the show was curated by Kris Lewis, Justin Giarla (Shooting Gallery) and sponsored by Will.i.am with the auctioned off works as well as prints benefiting the Pea Pod Foundation.
Check out more of the images after the jump.
Other scheduled pairings include Jeremy Lipking – Snoop Dogg, Ron English – Metallica, Matt Bone – Beyonce, Van Arno – BB King, Gary Baseman & Nabil Elderkin – Kayne West, Saul Armas – Lil’ Wayne, Trae King – Duffy, Chris Pugliese – The Eagles, and Shepard Fairey – Paul McCartney.
The opening reception will be on February 2nd, although you need a ticket to get in. Eventually the exhibit will be open to the public. We will post dates, hours, details on this show’s discussion thread once we find out.