As Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s ad for Tiffany’s stirs up controversy, some question the company’s suggestion that the blue hue of Basquiat’s painting was inspired by the brand.
Can Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Louvre Video Change Perceptions of Who Belongs in Museums?
The “Apeshit” video is important because people of color rarely have the opportunity to claim such spaces, but it also perpetuates the dangerous notion that art is a luxury.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Return to the Louvre in New Music Video, Picking the Greatest Hits
But the pop music royals stick to the museum’s main attractions in “Apeshit.”
Beyoncé Donates Bejeweled Butterfly Ring to Victoria & Albert Museum
The superstar’s scintillating Glenn Spiro ‘Papillon’ ring is now on view in the V&A’s jewelry galleries.
Marina Abramović Is “Very Pissed” at Jay Z [UPDATED]
It’s been nearly two years since Marina Abramović made her appearance at the shoot for Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” music video, but the events of that day are still fresh in her mind.
13 Responses to the Beyoncé & Jay-Z Pic with the Mona Lisa
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Taylor Swift as Microcosm for the Art World
Do you ever feel like the art world is sort of like high school, or life at a small liberal arts college? Or maybe just a blowout party you’re not actually sure you were invited to, but you decided to show up anyway?
Jay Z Disses Drake in Art-Collecting Tête-à-Tête
Yesterday saw the release of a single from Jay Electronica, the second this month from the elusive London-based rapper. This latest song features Jay Z, who deploys his verses to respond to a comment Drake made about his Picasso proclivities in a Rolling Stone profile last month.
Picasso Raffle, Baby
“I just want a Picasso in my casa, no, my castle,” raps Jay Z in his appropriately titled song “Picasso Baby.” Jay Z’s song most certainly stirs up a desire to own some Picasso art bling, which is becoming increasingly important nowadays for the rich and famous. But is such a thing possible for someone who isn’t a wealthy rapper?
“Picasso Baby,” One More Time
Jay Z’s “performance art film” may be debuting on HBO tonight, but if you
weren’t cool enough to be invited to missed his live performance at Pace and are craving something a little more real, there’s Michael Mahalchick. He’s currently performing “Picasso Baby” for six hours straight at Louis B. James gallery on the Lower East Side. He’ll be there until 6 pm today. Go.
Jay Z’s “Performance Art Film” to Debut on HBO
Earlier this month, Jay-Z set up a daylong operation at Pace Gallery in Chelsea, where he rapped at members of the art world for six hours. Participants included Lawrence Weiner, Mickalene Thomas, Klaus Biesenbach, and the grandmother of performance art, Marina Abramović, among many others. The result, his “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film,” directed by Mark Romanek, will air this Friday, August 2, at 11 pm Eastern time on HBO.
The Artist Is Not Present But the Brand Sure Is
CHICAGO — Every performance online and off is essentially about energy. Marina Abramović knows this, and so after her 2010 endurance-based performance at MoMA “The Artist is Present,” she disappeared in order to train with shamans in Brazil where she learned more about energy, and took time to heal. After reading fellow Hyperallergic reporter Jillian Steinhauer’s “Jay-Z Raps at Marina Abramović, or the Day Performance Art Died” last week, however, I’ve been thinking about the idea of the artist’s brand as being present rather than the artist herself, and how that affects Marina’s arguably new-age-y reasonings around “energy” and being present.