ICYMI: Watch Jay Z's "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film"

by Abby Schreiber

If you were too busy hanging out at the Super(Duper)Market or enjoying the weather/drinking Lime-a-Ritas in the park this weekend (just us?) and missed the HBO premiere of Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" performance art film, you can catch the 8-minute clip above. Shot last month at New York City's PACE Gallery, the film opens with Jay riffing on the similarities between concerts and performance art before launching into snippets of Hova rapping his Magna Carta Holy Grail track for six hours straight. The Marina Abramović-esque marathon performance also featured a fabulous motley crew of art world insiders (Marina Abramović, George Condo, RoseLee Goldberg, Kehinde Wiley, Jerry Saltz, Marilyn Minter), actors (Adam Driver, Taraji P. Henson, Michael K. Williams, Alan Cumming) and fashion designers (Cynthia Rowley, Jenna Lyons) taking turns dancing with the rapper or sitting in front of him for a little one-on-one show. Watch the video above and brace yourself for a little retroactive FOMO.

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