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So I’m sure most of you (if not all of you) have seen Drake’s new Hotline Bling music video that was released this past week. Or if you haven’t seen the actual video, you’ve seen the creative and hilarious vines that have taken over your social media. Like the one where he is putting pepperonis on a pizza, or the one where he is hitting tennis balls, or the one where he is bouncing a basketball…I could keep going but there are too many to list!

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For me, Drake is bae. So anything Drake related catches my eye immediately.

Today I learned something new, and to be honest I think it is so awesome.

Drake’s Hotline Bling video strongly resembles some fine art by an artist named James Turrell. Turrell had created installation work using light and space. Below I will show you the comparisons with James Turrell’s work on the left and a screenshot of Drake’s video on the right:

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(Sorry they are all lined up weird, wordpress is being difficult :p)

So Drake fans…isn’t this awesome?! I’m sure you all are wondering if the two are connected. The article I read that showed me this awesomeness said that James Turrell answered this question for us with the following response:

“While I am truly flattered to learn that Drake f*cks with me, I nevertheless wish to make clear that neither I nor any of my woes was involved in any way in the making of the Hotline Bling video”