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LACMA visit maybe, probably inspired Drake's 'Hotline Bling' music video

James Turrell: A Retrospective
Photograph: Robert Wedemeyer, Photo courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles.

Oscar Wilde once said, "Life imitates art far more than art imitates life."

Drake once said, "Please don't speak to me like I'm that Drake from four years ago / I'm at a higher place.”

As we are all aware at this point, Drake's new video for "Hotline Bling" went live last night and he more or less broke the Internet with his dad dance moves. But as LACMA points out on Instagram, there might be more to this video than a dance lesson—there might be a little hat tip.

 

 

 

Looks like maybe @champagnepapi was really into LACMA's recent James Turrell Retrospective. He did visit, after all, and he looks very pensive. Rolling Stone went with him to see "Perceptual Cell," and the story includes this memorable gem: "I fuck with Turrell," Drake says. "He was a big influence on the visuals for my last tour." And then writer Jonah Weiner: "Drake is interested in art, but he scoffs at how trendy art shout-outs have become in rap. 'It's like Hov can't drop bars these days without at least four art references!' he says. 'I would love to collect at some point, but I think the whole rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.'"

If you want to go get some Drakespiration yourself, you can go see James Turrell's "Breathing Light" at LACMA once it reopens following some repairs Oct. 31. Capacity is limited to 8 people, and you can reserve your spot at the museum.

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