Here Are the Vines of Jay-Z Performing ‘Picasso Baby’ at Pace Gallery (Right Now)

July 10, 2013 | Kyle Chayka

As if Jay Z‘s new song “Picasso Baby” from the upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail wasn’t already art enough, the rapper has decided to perform the song at the Pace Gallery — for six hours without stopping. Pace Gallery is “a leading contemporary art gallery representing more than 70 artists and estates, with galleries in New York, London, and Beijing,” a perfect place for the Hov to go from a performing artist to a performance artist.

Before you make any assumptions, think for a moment about if any of this sounds at all familiar to you. The National performed their song “Sorrow” for six hours in a row just a few months ago at MoMA’s PS1. That being said, the idea of performance art and endurance is not a new one by any means, just ask Marina Abromavich.

He’s also shooting a music video being directed by Mark Romanek (“99 Problems”). It’s somehow very appropriate for a notable rapper to be performing inside an art gallery that’s usually crammed full of objects that not everyone can rightfully afford. Now someone get this man a Picasso!

Now, some great Vines from Complex art and design editor Cedar Pasori, who’s been killing it.

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