Jay Z’s interest in the arts has been well documented in the wake of his 2013 “Picasso Baby” video shoot at New York’s Pace Gallery, and the couple has been making plenty of time for fine art of late. In addition to snapping shots with various artworks on sale at Frieze (perhaps with an eye towards decorating their new $8.7 million townhouse in London’s Mayfair neighborhood), the pair was spotted hanging out with Anish Kapoor (see “Anish Kapoor Adds New ‘Super Black’ to His Palette“), and stopping by London’s Arts Club and David Zwirner Gallery—where Beyoncé did her best impression of a Kerry James Marshall painting. Their growing collection is known to include work by Laurie Simmons, Richard Prince, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The couple also launched yet another Internet meme earlier in their trip by posing practically on top of the Mona Lisa during a private tour (naturally) of the Louvre in Paris. As reported by E! Online, fans immediately responded to the photo with a series of Photoshopped parodies, swapping Bey and the Mona Lisa‘s positions, subbing the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Vogue cover in for the Leonardo DaVinci masterpiece, and even including some Carter Family Portraits mash-ups (see “7 Art Historical Tumblr Blogs Reviewed“), among other tongue-in-cheek homages to America’s de facto royal family.
Throughout their travels, Jay Z and Beyoncé have been doing what they do best (besides churning out hit records): looking fabulous while (presumably) spending tons of money.
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