Jay Z Buys Basquiat Painting for $4.5 million


According to an unnamed source Jay-Z bought an original painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat for a whopping $4.5 million at Sotheby’s auction house last week.

The New York Post reports that Jay Z was revealed as the anonymous buyer who forked over millions for Basquiat’s 1982 painting ‘Mecca.’ ‘Mecca’ is a crude orange, black and white painting of the Empire State Building and its surroundings.

1 comment
  1. tupa knows© said:

    Jay Z purchased Mecca (1982)? Not one of Basqiuats better works at all. Seems streamlined and minimal in effort.
    Jay Z would have been better of attaining a Basquiat drawing or a Howardena Pindell, Albert Chung work.
    Jay Z needs to know about (un)contemporary art as much as he knows about (un)contemporary music.

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