February 14 2014

'You Should've Heard Just What I Seen'

Los Angeles-Art

Earlier this month, SPiN Standard at The Standard, Downtown LA celebrated the launch of You Should've Heard Just What I Seen, a book that explores how music shapes the experience of creating and viewing art. Published by ARTBOOK and edited by Kelly Taxter with text by Naima J. Keith, Thomas Lax and Jay Sanders, the book features original contributions from over 50 leading contemporary artists, curators, and gallerists. Each contributor paints a vivid picture of the role music plays in his artistic world: Artist Chris Ofili writes about seeing Public Enemy in Manchester in 1988. Jeff Poe, owner of LA's Blum & Poe Gallery, talks about how album covers were his first introduction to the art world. Artist Alex Olson contrasts images of his artworks with lists of the albums he listened to when creating the pieces. Artist Andrew Kuo shares images of some favorite concert t-shirts.

You Should've Heard Just What I Seen begs to be enjoyed with a soundtrack. Get a copy here, grab some headphones here, throw on some tuneage here and enjoy.

And, to see more images from the launch party check out our Gallery here.