Posted November 21, 2013 by Unique in ThatsEnuff

JAY Z Buys Basquiat Painting for 4.2 Million [Photo]

It’s no surprise JAY is a lover of art especially that of the late Brooklyn graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Just a year ago the Hip Hop mogul brought a Hebru Brantley Painting at Art Basel for $20k; so why wouldn’t he drop a quick 4.2 million on an original Basquiat.

Back in 2010 the Hip Hop star talked about how Basquiat’s “Charles the First” painting inspired an entire track. I giving life to his mean in “Basquiats, Warhols serving as my muses,” line in “Illest Motherfucker Alive”.

The painting brought buy Jay, as an anonymous buyer, was entitled “Mecca” and sold at Sotheby’s in Manhattan last week. The 1982 piece estimated sale price was between $4 million and $6 million,

[New York Post]