The 'Picasso Baby' by Jay Z Film Explores Musical Genre in Gallery Space

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: • References: lifeandtimes and blouinartinfo
There was no shortage of commentary on the 'Picasso Baby' by Jay Z short film through social media. The mixed reviews came from both ends of the spectrum; apocalyptic criticism about Hova's piece signifying the end of performance art and praise for the unconventional pairing of rap and the art world.

The release of the full-length video, which depicts the highlights of Mr. Carter's six hour-long performance at Pace Gallery, showcases an intriguing display of showmanship and joie de vivre. The film boasts appearances by the likes of Judd Apatow, Jenna Lyons, Cynthia Rowley and Widmaier Picasso. Perhaps most validating was the presence of Marina Abramović -the self-described "grandmother of performance art." 'Picasso Baby' by Jay Z is a venture was captivates with juxtaposition and lighthearted intent.