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Jay-Z's Art Basel Splurge: Superstar Rapper Spends $20K On Hebru Brantley Painting (PHOTO)

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Hebru Brantley's Art Basel experience ended on a bang when the 31-year old Chicago artist sold a painting for $20,000. Did we mention he sold it to Jay-Z, one of the biggest stars to grace the event?

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Maverick Carter, aka LeBron James' manager, eyed Brantley's piece, entitled, "Everyone’s Scared" at the fair on Sunday, and thought the work would be just up Young Hova's alley. Jay-Z eventually bought the work and had Brantley personally deliver it directly to his hotel room that night. Can you say Instagram opportunity?!

Jay wasn't the only hip-hop star to do some spending at Basel last week. Rick Ross went home with a Richard Mosse photograph, Diddy took back an Ivan Navarro sculpture and Usher bought a Louis Vuitton waffle maker.

See our full slideshow below to learn a thing or two on how to do Art Basel right:

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