[Watch] Jay Z Unveils the Performance-Art Video for "Picasso Baby"
Taking inspiration from artist Marina Abramovic's MoMA exhibit The Artist Is Present, Jay Z recently took over the Pace Gallery in New York for a six-hour performance-art shoot. During those six hours, he performed in front of an ecstatic crowd who took part in an "experimental and collaborative cross section of the New York art and cultural world" that would showcase hip-hop's "history with endurance." Director Mark Romanek then compiled that footage into an 11-minute piece centered around the Magna Carta Holy Grail track "Picasso Baby." The video premiered on HBO last Friday. Watch it below.
Before premiering his new performance-art video, Jay Z appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss numerous topics. The two delve into the state of the middle-class, Jay Z's support of Obama, his criticisms of Harry Belafonte and more. Watch the full interview below.