Jay-Z Dances With Artists And Curators In Chelsea For 'Picasso Baby' Video Shoot (PHOTOS)

First Marina Abramovic wooed celebrities to MoMA with her icy stare (ahem, James Franco and Jemima Kirke). Then Tilda Swinton made the New York City art haven her prime nap spot. Now Jay-Z is taking over Chelsea's Pace Gallery, turning the locale into the setting of his new music video, "Picasso Baby."

Thanks to a wily editor on site we have a few images of this bizarre event. It seems Mr. Carter has recruited a long list of big name art stars -- Mickalene Thomas, Jerry Saltz, Rashid Johnson, George Condo -- to tango with him (or simply watch him rap) in the open gallery space for six straight hours. Behold, when Hollywood meets the contemporary art world:

There's Lawrence Weiner...

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And Brad Kahlhamer...

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Look, it's Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers and daughter.

cynthia rowley bill powers and daughter

And Mickalene Thomas...

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And, of course, Dustin Yellin...

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Who later break dances?

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We're holding out for the Grandmother of Performance Art and her best pal, Franco, to make their own appearances. Stay tuned. For more images check out Gothamist coverage here.

UPDATE: It happened.



Jay-Z 'Picasso Baby' Video Shoot