Monday, November 16, 2020

Art That Stirs Creativity: Roxane Gay, Westside Gunn, Jónsi, and More on Work That Inspires Them

By Andy Battaglia
Caravaggio, David with the Head of Goliath, 1610. UNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, VIENNA
For “Touchstones,” ARTnews asks creative figures from different disciplines—writers, musicians, filmmakers, chefs, and so on—about one artwork that has inspired them. Westside Gunn Rapper, creator of albums including Pray for Paris and Who Made the Sunshine, founder of Griselda Records… …on Caravaggio, David with the Head of Goliath (1610) [pictured above].  "It was Virgil Abloh’s idea to use David with the Head of Goliath for my album Pray for Paris. When he was doing his Pyrex Vision clothes back in the day, he was using those kinds of images already."And for the cover, Virgil brought the painting to life by putting my chains on it, which was dope. [More