Quiz: Do You Have the Same Artistic Taste as Drake?

Find out at Sotheby’s. Or just take our quiz
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No one will ever know if it was a stroke of genius or simply a stroke that led someone at Sotheby's gallery arm S|2 to ask Drake (yes, that Drake) to curate the musical accompaniment to its new show, I Like It Like This. What we do know is that when visitors enter the New York exhibition, comprising 56 artworks by influential contemporary African American artists, they'll be able to put on a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and contemplate 20 of the show’s artworks to the tune of a Drake-sanctioned soundtrack.

I Like It Like This, which runs through June 12, is the most recent in a series of (mostly) contemporary shows that Sotheby's has organized in New York, London, and Hong Kong. At first blush, the auction house's foray into gallery shows seems like a departure from their normal bread and butter. But as part of Sotheby's private sales division, S|2 is effectively creating an environment where their private clients can view the art in context. For the wonderful Joseph Beuys show that S|2 organized in its London gallery, that context was academic. For I Like It Like This, it's safe to say that it's shooting for a less pedagogical approach. 

So instead of a serious appraisal of the role of popular music's influence on contemporary art (and vice versa), we've decided to approach the show with an attitude in keeping with whomever chose Drake in the first place ... and created a quiz. Finally, you'll have a opportunity to see how your own music taste stacks up with Drake's, by figuring out if you and Drake have matched the same songs for each artwork.

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Jacob Lawrence, The Lovers, 1946

Jacob Lawrence, The Lovers, 1946

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Jacob Lawrence, The Lovers, 1946

Drake paired it with ...

A. Protect Ya Neck, Wu Tang Clan

B. Part II (On the Run), Jay Z feat. Beyoncé

C. Time of Our Lives, Pitbull & Ne-Yo

D. Bump N Grind, R. Kelly 

E. Lucille, Anthony Hamilton

 

David Hammons, Untitled (Man With White Headdress), circa 1969

David Hammons, Untitled (Man With White Headdress), 1969

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David Hammons, Untitled (Man with White Headdress), 1969

Paired with ... 

A. Strange Things, Young Thug 

B. Thug 4 Life, Tupak

C. Where You At, Jennifer Hudson

D. John Doe B.o.B Featuring Priscilla

E. Fall for Your Type, Jamie Foxx feat. Drake

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Black, 1986

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Black, 1986

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Black, 1986

Paired with ... 

A. Love Connection, Raheem DeVaughn

B. Take Me to the King, Tamela Mann

C. My Hitta, YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan

D. The Language, Drake

E. Gangsta Party, Yo Gotti feat. 8ball & Bun B

 

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jazz, 1986

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jazz, 1986

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jazz, 1986

Paired with ... 

A. Gangsta Party, Yo Gotti feat. 8ball & Bun B

B. Killing Me Softly, Fugees feat. Bounty Killer

C. I Smile Kirk Franklin

D. HeadBand, B.o.B feat. 2 Chainz

E. Say Yeah, Wiz Khalifa

 

Romare Bearden, All the Things You Are

Romare Bearden, All the Things You Are

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Romare Bearden, All the Things You Are

Paired with... 

A. FootLil' Wayne feat. Cory Gunz

B. Partynextdoor, Wild Bitches 

C. She Ain't You, Chris Brown

D. All of the Lights, Kanye West

E. Post to Be, Omarion feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

Lorna Simpson, Portrait, 1988

Lorna Simpson, Portrait, 1988

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Lorna Simpson, Portrait, 1988

Paired with ...

A. Sex Never Felt Better, TGT

B. B**** Better Have My Money, Rihanna

C. Dinner and a Movie, Ronald Isley

D. Crickets, Drop City Yacht Club feat. Jeremih

E. Crazy in Love, Beyoncé

Mark Bradford, Fly in the Buttermilk, 2002

Mark Bradford, Fly in the Buttermilk, 2002

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Mark Bradford, Fly in the Buttermilk, 2002

Paired with ...

A. Talk Dirty, Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz

B. Roll Up, Wiz Khalifa

C. All for the Love, Jadakiss

D. Can't Be Friends, Trey Songz

E. Motivation, Kelly Rowland feat. Lil' Wayne

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1987

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1987

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Jean Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1987

Paired with ...

A. Rumor, Makonnen 

B. You're Makin' Me High/Let It Flow, Toni Braxton

C. My Hitta, YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan

D. Moment Life, Nicki Minaj feat. Drake

E. Want to Want Me, Jason Derulo

Wangechi Mutu, Untitled (Female in Fishnet), 2005

Wangechi Mutu, Untitled (Female in Fishnet), 2005

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Wangechi Mutu, Untitled (Female in Fishnet), 2005

Paired with ...

A. Stoner, Young Thug

B. Somebody, Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih

C. Up Down (Do This All Day), T-Pain feat. B.o.B

D. 32-20 Blues, Robert Johnson

E. All Me, Drake feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean

Mickalene Thomas, Study for As If You Read My Mind (From She Works Hard for the Money Pin-Up Series), 2006

Mickalene Thomas, Study for As If You Read My Mind (From She Works Hard for the Money Pin-Up Series), 2006

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Mickalene Thomas, Study for As If You Read My Mind (From She Works Hard for the Money Pin-Up Series), 2006

Paired with ...

A. About You, XXYYXX

B. Love Faces, Trey Songz

C. Who Do You Love?, YG feat. Drake

D. Look at Me Now, Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne & Busta Rhymes

E. Did It On'em, Nicki Minaj

 
Kara Walker, Help Meet (Mans Mans Mans Mans World), 2007

Kara Walker, Help Meet (Mans Mans Mans Mans World), 2007

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Kara Walker, Help Meet (Mans Mans Mans Mans World), 2007

Pairing with ...

A. A Couple of Forevers, Chrisette Michele

B. Love and War, Tamar Braxton

C. Aht Uh Mi Head, Shuggie Otis

D. I Have Nothing, Tessanne Chin

E. Fine China, Chris Brown

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Blue Bald Voice Effects, 2008

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Blue Bald Voice Effects, 2008

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Trenton Doyle Hancock, Blue Bald Boice Effects, 2008

Paired with ...

A. Baby Boy, Beyonce feat. Sean Paul

B. News for You, Eric Benet

C. Bad, Wale feat. Tiara Thomas

D. Move That Doh, Future feat. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino

E. Judo Chop, Riff Raff

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2009

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2009

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Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2009

Paired with ...

A. One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

B. Pour It Up, Rihanna

C. F*ck Your Ethnicity, Kendrick Lamar

D. Trap Queen, Fetty Wap

E. Best of Me, Anthony Hamilton

Glenn Ligon, Figure #29, 2009

Glenn Ligon, Figure #29, 2009

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Glenn Ligon, Figure #29, 2009

Paired with ... 

A. Wu-Tang Forever, Drake

B. Walking Mary, Mary

C. Suit & Tie, Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

D. Ayo, Chris Brown & Tyga

E. Racks, YC feat. Future

Theaster Gates, Throne, Toward the Close of Day, 2010

Theaster Gates, Throne, Toward the Close of Day, 2010

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Theaster Gates, Throne, Toward the Close of Day, 2010

Paired with ...

A. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (from Waiting to Exhale), Whitney Houston

B. I Don't Mind, Usher feat. Juicy J   

C. The Joy, Jay Z & Kanye West

D. All Hands on Deck (Remix), Tinashe feat. Iggy Azalea  

E. Throw Sum Mo, Rae Sremmurd feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug

Barkley L. Hendricks, Passion Dancehall #2, 2011

Barkley L. Hendricks, Passion Dancehall #2, 2011

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Barkley L. Hendricks, Passion Dancehall #2, 2011

Paired with ...

A. Peaches N Cream, Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson

B. Blessings, Big Sean feat. Drake

C. Age Ain't a Factor, Jaheim

D. Love Me, Lil' Wayne feat. Drake & Future

E. Everything Nice, Popcaan

Tony Lewis, LOLO, 2012

Tony Lewis, LOLO, 2012

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Tony Lewis, LOLO, 2012

Paired with ...

A. Faneto, Chief Keef

B. Bugatti, Ace Hood feat. Future & Rick Ross

C. Trophies, Young Money feat. Drake

D. Started From the Bottom, Drake

E. Hit Me Off, New Edition

Terry Adkins, Norfolk, 2012

Terry Adkins, Norfolk, 2012

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Terry Adkins, Norfolk, 2012

Paired with ...

A. Who Do We Think We Are, John Legend feat. Rick Ross

B. Sleep Sound, Jamie xx

C. Down on Me, Jeremih feat. 50 Cent

D. Hood Go Crazy, Tech N9ne feat. 2 Chainz & B.o.B

E. Started From the Bottom, Drake

Kehinde Wiley, Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Henri, Duc D'Orléans, 2014

Kehinde Wiley, Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Henri, Duc D'Orléans, 2014

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Kehinde Wiley, Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Henri, Duc D'Orleans, 2014

Paired with ...

A. Slow Motion, Trey Songz

B. Crazy in Love, Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

C. Multiply, ASAP Rocky

D. Lose to Win, Fantasia

E. Partition, Beyoncé

Adam Pendleton, Harvest: 3,000 Years #2, 2014

Adam Pendleton, Harvest: 3,000 Years #2, 2014

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Adam Pendleton, Harvest: 3,000 Years #2, 2014

Paired with ...

A. What's Goin On, Marvin Gaye

B. The Zone, The Weeknd

C. We Dem Boyz, Wiz Khalifa

D. Grove St. Party, Waka Flocka Flame feat. Kebo Gotti