News: Jay Z Buys Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting For How Much?

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting

Jay Z is no stranger to Basquiat references in his lyrics and now he has one to hang in the Carter crib. Jigga tried to stay an anonymous buyer but a source leaked that he was the one who purchased the 1982 orange, white and black acrylic and oil-stick work of the Empire State building under a Basquiat crown. Jay Z says that Basquiat’s paintings have been an inspiration for him for a while including the work ‘Charles the First’ which was the basis for his 2010 track ‘Most Kingz.’ The piece that he bought was estimated to be worth $4-6 million so $4.5 million isn’t a bad deal.



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