Sneak Peek at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Art Collection

A still from Beyoncés new music video 7/11 featuring David Hammons (left) and Richard Prince (right) Photo: Art News

Ever wondered what kind of art Beyoncé and Jay Z are into? Internet mavens have identified two artworks in the video for Beyoncé’s new single 7/11, which was filmed inside the Tribeca apartment the R&B superstar shares with her husband. In the video she dances in front of a David Hammons Basketball drawing, and a Car Hood wall piece by Richard Prince.

According to the artnet price database, a similar drawing from Hammon’s Basketball series entitled Hail Mary (Basketball drawing) (2006) sold for $657,000 at Sotheby’s New York in 2008. A similar Richard Prince Car Hood wall piece, Untitled (SB Hood #1) (1989) sold for $486,791 at Christie’s London in 2013.

In a 2010 interview with Howard Stern, Jay Z mentioned an Hammons piece: “I try to buy things that resonate with me … David Hammons has [made] a huge painting with bricks on the bottom which reminds me of the projects, where I come from.”

The pop star couple is  a regular fixture on the art fair circuit. Their recent self-publicized trip to the Louvre in Paris went viral on the internet (see “Beyoncé and Jay Z Pose with Mona Lisa“). Last month Beyoncé and Jay Z even attended a Halloween Party dressed as Frida Kahlo and Jean-Michel Basquiat (see “Beyoncé and Jay Z Dressed as Frida Kahlo and Basquiat for Halloween“).


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