Jay-Z is set to take the stage in Paris to pay tribute to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat Friday (April 14). The performance will coincide with the Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Fondation according to the website.
Beginning at 9 p.m. local time, the rare concert is sponsored by Tiffany & Co., with prices set at €140, translating to about $153.
The Brooklyn rapper’s last appearance on stage occurred in February 2023 during the 65th annual Grammy Awards. Set in Los Angeles, Hov, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, John Legend, Fridayy, and Rick Ross shared a pre-recorded performance of their acclaimed collaboration “God Did.”
“For the culture and for Hip-Hop, we got to do that. We owe that. This thing that changed our lives. We got to do that. A four-minute verse performed at the Grammys. We owe it to the culture, and it ain’t even a burden. It’s a blessing. It’s easy and fun,” remarked the 53-year-old.
Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands is on display at the Louis Vuitton Foundation through August 28. It is described as “the most important exhibition ever dedicated” to the acclaimed works resulting from the collaborative efforts of the two artists. Featuring more than three hundred works and documents — including eighty canvases jointly signed by the two artists — solo pieces from both Basquiat and Warhol will also be displayed.
“The exhibition will show these back and forths – a dialogue of styles and forms that also tackles crucial subjects such as the integration of the African-American community into the narrative of North America – a continent in which Warhol was a leading manufacturer of icons,” describes the Foundation.
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