Jay Z Buys Hebru Brantley Painting for $20k at Art Basel
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

hebru brantley painting bought by jay-z everyones scaredWhile attending Miami’s Art Basel fair this past week, pop mogul Jay-Z took a a fancy to a painting (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 had won the Art Basel showing as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series produced with Russell Simmons’ 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  to his hotel room.

Read more at the Huffington Post.


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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.

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