See Inside Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz’s Amazing $15 Million Home Filled With Pricey Art

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.
Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Recording artists Alicia Keys and Kaseem Dean, better-known as Swiss Beatz, have put their New Jersey mansion on the market for $14.9 million, reports Curbed.

The 5.42 acre, 25,000 square-foot compound in Englewood, once owned by Eddie Murphy, is filled with artwork by contemporary artists, including several graffiti art legends. Listing photographs for the property show the 32-room mansion decked out with work by Kaws, Maya Hayuk, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Ernie Barnes and Keith Haring.

The couple also owns works by Takashi Murakami, Peter Max, Joan Miro, Sam Francis, and Marc Chagall.

At a Sotheby’s sale of Basquiat works in 2013, Beatz told Artspace how he started collecting. “I was getting older and graduating in life,” he recalls. “I got a little success and wanted to start buying art for my house.”

After he approached art world veterans such as Enrico Navarro, Jeffrey Deitch, and Tony Shafrazi, Beatz said “Basquiat’s name just kept coming up in conversation, so I started doing my homework and saw that the lines with me and him were running parallel. I was making music like he was painting—just making it out of anything, like ‘give me this broken turntable’.”

Not only has Beatz snapped up well-known artists, he’s also deejayed events at Art Basel in Miami Beach, curated a collection at Scope art fair, and hinted at possibly opening a gallery.

The house, which has eight bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, a movie theater, an indoor pool, a bowling alley, two elevators, and a recording studio, was built in 1980.

For a cool $15 million you could have it all, except the art, of course.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.


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