Jay-Z Will Perform In Paris To Honor Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat

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In honor of Jay-Z’s musical rebirth, two of the greatest Pop performers of all time will be honored during the celebration performance. 

Jay-Z will go to Paris on April 14 to do a rare live performance at the Louis Vuitton Foundation Auditorium’s forthcoming “Basquiat x Warhol. Painting four hands” show. They are now selling for €140 ($155) if you wanted to get last-minute tickets. Since co-headlining the On The Run Tour II in 2018 with his wife, Beyoncé, the “Empire State of Mind” rapper hasn’t performed in the City of Lights. 

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Naturally, Tiffany & Co., another LVMH-owned company with which the power couple has a long-standing association and has appeared in countless advertising campaigns, sponsors the program.  

Around 160 joint works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat from the years 1984 and 1985 are on display in the new show, which opened on April 5 and runs through August 28. Each artist’s own paintings as well as works by Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Michael Halsband, Futura 2000, and Kenny Scharf are also on show.  The installation, which includes more than 300 works and papers, including 80 paintings jointly signed by the two artists, was dubbed “the most important show ever dedicated to this extraordinary body of work” by the Foundation. 

The creator of Roc Nation has frequently mentioned Warhol and Basquiat in his lyrics throughout the years. Jay-Z raps, “I’m the new Jean-Michel,” in the song “Picasso Baby” from the Magna Carta Holy Grail album. Warhols all around, my squad is balls. On the same track, he also mentioned George Condo, Mark Rothko, and Jeff Koons. He penned the line “I’m a work of art, I’m a Warhol already” in the lyric for Kid Cudi’s song “Already Home” in 2009. In all honesty, the list of allusions is as extensive as it is intriguing.

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