A long time fan of the arts and participant, Swizz Beatz has often been compared to the legendary Basquiat. His passion for art inspired him to travel around the world and create outlets for upcoming talented artist.
“Art is a global thing and should be presented in a global format. I’m in the middle of finding the best location and the best team. I got people like Tony Shafrazi, Jeffrey Deitch, and Damien Hirst for guidance.I want to make an outlet for the new Picassos, Jackson Pollocks, Andy Warhols—you name it” Swizz Beatz said.
As a prelude to the MTV’s Video Music Awards , the 1st Annual Black Tie Art Gala was a sight to see. Pacesetters and industry elites from various fields in music, fashion, and lifestyle all came out in their finest threads to support the art inspired event. Mingling over Ace of Spades, Belaire Rose Champagne and Millies Cupcakes guest viewed exclusive artwork from Richard Parker of Art Made Rich, Think Before You Ink and hand painted book bags by Marcus Jahmal Willliams. Art innovator – E. Andaluz demonstrated live art for guest in the foyer of the venues where he painted a portrait of Swizz Beatz which was later presented to the producer.
Photo Credits: Angel R. Photography x Rob Charles Photography