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.
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.