Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”

August 3, 2013 | Bucky Turco

Here’s the visual aftermath of the art and rap world colliding when Jay Z recited “Picasso Baby” for hours on end during an invite-only performance at Pace Gallery a few weeks ago. In the video’s intro, Jay Z says this of the relationship he shares with the likes of Marina Abramović and Lawrence Weiner: “We’re artists. We’re alike. We’re cousins.” And hustlers.