While attending Miami’s Art Basel fair this past week, pop mogul Jay-Z took a a fancy to a paintingÂ (pictured) by 31-year-old Chicago native Hebru Brantley, according to the Huffington Post.
Jay paid $20,000 for the mixed media piece entitled “Everyones Scared.” Brantley hadÂ won the Art Basel showing as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series produced withÂ Russell Simmonsâ€™ Rush Foundation.
LeBron James’ manager, Maverick Carter, reportedly saw the piece first and thought it would be something Jay would like. Jay-Z had the artist personally deliver the painting Â to his hotel room.
Read more at the Huffington Post.