Tue 19 May 2015
Back in the summer of 2013, Jay Z took over NYC’s Pace Gallery to film “A Performance Art Film” for his Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Picasso Baby.” Open to the public, the event featured Hov performing for six hours straight as spectators and public figures like Judd Apatow, George Condo, Rosie Perez, Taraji P. Henson, Michael K. Williams, Fab 5 Freddy and more joined in the live moment, which later premiered on HBO.
Marina Abramović, whose “The Artist Is Present” inspired the video, sat down with Spike (via Pitchfork) recently to recap that day. In the interview, Abramović reveals she was disappointed by Jay Z, who agreed assist with the Marina Abramović Institute if she would allow the Brooklyn mogul to use her “The Artist Is Present” concept and appear in the video.
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