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This Week in #hiphopart with Tyler Powers

To see more of Tyler’s work, check out @tylersean13 on Instagram. For more music stories, head to @music.

“People ask me all the time, why so many rappers? It’s the music I love. I like the passion in it, and I like to draw stuff I like. I drew my first portrait sophomore year of high school, and I took a real liking to it. It really fit with the way I saw things. Junior year of college, I ran into a lot of internal struggle — a lot of anxiety, a lot of depression, things like that. When everything internally is not going well, doing anything externally that you don’t enjoy is tough. So I was just like, screw it, I gotta do art. It’s the only thing that made sense. It was the only thing that got me outside of my head. And I just started cranking out stuff 24/7.” —21-year-old artist Tyler Powers (@tylersean13).

–– Instagram @music

Explore David Bowie-related works from MoMA’s design collection, some of which are on view now in Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye.


[Unknown Designer. David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust. 1972. The Museum of Modern Art, New York]