Jay-Z Premieres Performance Art ‘Picasso Baby’ Video: Watch

August 5, 2013 9:49 am
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And the the hype surrounding Jay-Z‘s platinum album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, continues following Hov’s unveiling of his epic performance-art film for “Picasso Baby” Friday night on HBO.

The short film-music video hybrid above captures the Roc Nation mogul performing the Magna Carta song in New York’s Pace Gallery, which took place last month.

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Directed by Mark Romanek, the 10-minute video was the product of Jay-Z’s six-hour intimate performance, where artists, spectators, and fans were welcomed to join him.

“Concerts are pretty much performance art, but the venues change,” he says. “Just by nature the performances change. You’re in a smaller venue, it’s a bit more intimate, so you get to feel the energy of the people.”

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Celebs who made an appearance include Marina Abramović, Judd Apatow, Wale, Fab Five Freddy, Michael K. Williams, Cynthia Rowley, Dustin Yellin, Adam Driver, and an actual “Picasso baby” ― the artist’s granddaughterDiana Widmaier Picasso.

What do you think of the rapper’s latest masterpiece?


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