Jay-Z rapping to Marina Abramović [via CEDAR Vine]
Earlier today, we got wind that Jay-Z was filming the video for Magna Carta Holy Grail track "Picasso Baby" inside Pace Gallery and decided to find out if Hova was "blowing up some Jeff Koons balloons or putting George Condos in his condo." And, actually, that wasn't far off. As we got there, we ran into Condo himself making his way inside the gallery, while police, crew and posh art and fashion types were scattered around the entrance to the studio. Publicists and other reps could be seen swiftly escorting VIPs inside the gallery's inner sanctum where Jay-Z was shooting a video that, from the looks of the Instagram photos below, will be more along the lines of an Marina Abramović performance piece, especially since word is, he's rapping "Picasso Baby" for six hours straight. Throughout the shoot, Jay-Z was dancing in the middle of the gallery with curator and Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg or rapping (and encircling) Abramović herself (above) while Judd Apatow, Girls' Adam Driver, designer Cynthia Rowley, artist/mother of Lena Dunham Laurie Simmons and New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz looked on. Check out photos, Vines and Instagram videos from the scene above and below.
Jay-Z dancing with RoseLee Goldberg [via liachavez Instagram]
Jay-Z and Jerry Saltz [via nately Instagram]
Jay-Z rapping "Picasso Baby" for a seated guest [Ed note: Could that be Mickalene Thomas?] [via kiamak Instagram]