Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” is finally here!
On Friday night, HBO debuted the documentary Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film that followed Mr. Carter and his performance of the song “Picasso Baby”, which took place over the course of six hours in a NYC art gallery last month.
The film, which was directed by Mark Romanek, follows the rapper’s extensive performance and his interactions with various civilians and celebrities as they came to witness his art take shape at Chelsea’s Pace Gallery. It also offers some of Hova’s personal insight on art and hip-hop.
Though the gallery was filled with fans and friends alike, some more recognizable faces in attendance included stars such as Taraji P. Henson, Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming, Wale, and Marina Abramovic, who all broke it down and bust a move with the 43-year-old rapper.
Prior to the documentary’s broadcast, Jay made an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher to talk about art, hip-hop, and politics.
"The truth is, as far as hip-hop and arts, we were like cousins," Jay Z said. "If you think about those days when Fab Five Freddy was with Madonna and Basquiat and everything. We all went to those clubs, that's when hip-hop was more underground. The arts and hip-hop really partied together. But when art started becoming part of the gallery, it was this separation. But we pretty much came up together."
Check out Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film below: