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6 Celebrities Who May Want To Stop With The Whole 'Art' Thing

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.21.2014 | Arts

Please to meet a new term: fartist, a portmanteau of “famous person” and “artist.” James Franco, our civilization’s leading fartist, beli...

The Top 10 Arts Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

As we near the end of 2013, us nostalgia-happy folks here at HuffPost Arts & Culture are looking back at the art-centric events that made this year wh...

The Art World's Worst Moments Of 2013

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

We get it, art world. Everyone makes mistakes. But how are we ever expected to learn from those mistakes if they're not first revisited and gawked at ...

'Girls' Star NOT Booted from Jay Z Shoot

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment

The rumor mill was churning Wednesday with reports that "Girls" actress Jemima Kirke was kicked out of Jay Z's shoot for "Picasso Baby" because she wa...

Jay Z Is Feeling 22

Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment

The wonderful people over at Pop Culture Pirate put together a mashup of Jay Z's much-hyped "Picasso Baby" music video, set to Taylor Swift's hit sing...

The 'Picasso Baby' Performance-Art Video Is Here

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

As promised, Jay Z's 11-minute video for "Picasso Baby" debuted Friday night on HBO. The performance-art project was filmed over the course of six hou...

Mike Hogan

'A Tsunami Of Joyfulness'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

If the art world and the hip-hop world have one thing in common, it's a hearty appetite for controversy. (And before members of both camps start flami...

'Picasso Baby' Sets HBO Premiere

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z's recent performance-art project for "Picasso Baby," in which he spent six hours filming the music video in a Manhattan art gallery, will make i...

Jay-Z Invades The Art World

Mike Hogan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Mike Hogan

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has been a recording artist for two decades, but he's not the kind of guy you expect to see at a gallery. So when a friend in the art world asked if I'd be interested in seeing a private performance by Jay on Wednesday afternoon, I jumped at the chance. It turned out to be the video shoot for "Picasso Baby," a single off Jay's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," in which he brags about being the next Basquiat and rhymes "Jeff Koons" with "balloons."

Is Jay-Z The Art World's New Tilda?

Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts

First Marina Abramovic wooed celebrities to MoMA with her icy stare (ahem, James Franco and Jemima Kirke). Then Tilda Swinton made the New York City a...

Watch Jay-Z Make A Video For New Song

Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

Because not an hour can go by without more Jay-Z news, the rapper/Samsung pitchman took to the Pace Gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Wed...