Author: Jack Mitchell

Jay-Z Honors Warhol + Basquiat In Paris Concert

Jay-Z is slated to honor artistic greats Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat during a one-off concert.

In a statement posted on the Fondation Louis Vuitton website, official confirmed that the superstar rapper will perform a “celebratory concert” at the venue’s auditorium in Paris, France on Friday night (4.14.) writing: 

“To coincide with the Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands exhibition, JAY-Z will give a celebratory concert to pay tribute to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, on Friday 14 April 2023 at 9pm, in the Fondation’s Auditorium.’

Including a vast collection of portraits of Basquiat and Warhol, the exhibition will feature 300 works,

“Basquiat admired Warhol as an elder, a key art world personality, and the pioneer of a new language and of a groundbreaking relationship to pop culture. Warhol, in turn, found in Basquiat a renewed interest in painting. Thanks to him, he went back to painting manually on a very large scale,” noted a museum representative. 

Legendary pop art icon Warhol passed away in 1987 at the age of 58, while Basquiat – who was part of the Neo-expressionism movement – died at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose in 1988.

Born, Shawn Carter, Jay-Z has yet to comment on this weeks Parisian event. 

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Photo: Jack Mitchell