Picasso Baby

Monday, September 16, 2013

Remember when Marina Abramović put on this extraordinary art exhibition in New York’s MoMA back in 2010? Well a few months ago Jay Z did something similar, yet totally different at the PACE Gallery in New York. He performed his new tune "Picasso Baby" over and over and over again for six hours straight to a room filled with tons of talent, from actors, artists, writers, musicians, collectors and even art critics. Have you heard about it? He sang the song face-to-face to many of the attendees in an attempt to create a personal connection and shared energy.
According to Jerry Saltz who took part in the event, the room felt electric during those six hours and he left feeling elated. Even the incredible Marina Abramović showed up to support his art and share the love. It’s hard to choose the favourite moment but for me, Sanda Gering, the lady in the white dress and rose coloured glasses stole the show. She walked up, sat down, gave a huge smile and a little shoulder dip in a flirty type of way that actually threw Jay Z off his game. That was such a wonderfully genuine moment and despite all the different opinions about the event and the heat surrounding it, I found the video incredibly refreshing and fun to watch, whether you want to call it art or not. I liked it and wish I could've grooved with the whole room that day:) You? xo

P.S: What extremely successful people were doing at age 25.
P.P.S: Guardians of Russian art.

(via The Jealous Curator via Vogue)


Anonymous said...

That sweet older lady is my fave too. I would definitely call this art.

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Oh and there´s even Jenna Lyons from J.Crew standing in line.
What a fantastic event, I would´ve been in line right next to you girl with two venti lattes ;)

Josie said...

I despise Jay Z...have you read the lyrics to his songs? Such talent. If he is the modern Picasso then we have fallen so low...so, so low.

Diana Mieczan said...

Martie, oh yes...She looks adorable, doesn't she? Btw: That sounds perfect!

Diana Mieczan said...


Unknown said...

omg Loved this so so much--watched the whole video, then clicked over and watched the one with Jerry Saltz. I wish I'd been there :)

xo Mary Jo

Test said...

I woke up to this post today.... Love it!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Mary Jo:) Me too...It looks like it was so much fun!

Diana Mieczan said...

Wonderful, Punctuation Mark:)

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