Young Thug will be the subject of an Art Basel installation.

The Atlanta rapper will present a six-day exhibit called "Young Thug as Paintings," inspired by the popular Instagram account of the same name. It's an event in collaboration with Hajar Benjida, the Netherlands-based photographer who created a series of composites in which Thugger's photos are juxtaposed with classical art work. 


Blossom by Erik Thor Sandberg

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Absalam by Santiago Arcos Megalde (1887)

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By Jean-Étienne Liotard (1750)

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Benjida began the series as a part of a school project that "pays homage to the cultural capital of Thug." It wasn't long before the artist's Instagram blew up and garnered headlines across the world.

"I jokingly answered an interview question with 'I hope to discuss renaissance paintings with Thug someday,' she said in a statement. "1.5 years later and I’m bringing my project to life together with Young Thug himself."

The exhibit—co-sponsored by Young Stoner Life Records and 300 Entertainment—can be viewed from Dec. 4 to Dec. 9 at the 18th Annual SCOPE arts fair. Art Basel attendees can cop their tickets to the event here

"Young Thug is one of the most profound artists of this generation and we're going to continue to celebrate him in the most innovative ways. Hajar Benjida's display of Thug's influence through art disruption is incredible," Rayna Bass, 300's head of cultural marketing, said. "This is also a celebration of Hajar's talent and her appreciation of the culture."