EXCLUSIVE: Beyonce Reportedly Buys Jay Z a $35 Million Basquiat Painting…for His Birthday!! (Looks)

Jay Z turned 53 earlier this month, and Media Take Out learned that his superstar wife Beyonce bought him what may be one of the best gifts money can buy.

Media Take Out spoke to a prominent art collector who told us that Beyonce allegedly bought a $35 million painting by Jean Michel Basquiat for her husband.

Works by Basquiat are the most coveted paintings in the world – some costing more than $100 million. Basquiat is also Jay Z’s favorite artist, Media Take Out confirmed.

According to our art insider, an anonymous bidder bought a Basquiat painting at an auction at Christies last month. The painting, titled Sugar Ray Robinson, was the most expensive piece sold at Christie’s 20th and 21st Century Evening Sales on November 16. The anonymous bidder paid $32 million plus approximately $3 million in fees.

And according to our tipster, Beyonce is said to have been the secret buyer. The insider told Media Take Out, “No one knows exactly who the buyer was, but word has it Beyonce bought it for Jay Z for his birthday.”

Here’s the $35 million painting, which is about 5 feet tall:


Jay-Z is one of the best-selling music artists in the world with over 140 million records sold and has won 24 Grammy Awards, the most Grammy Awards of any rapper, tied with Kanye West. Jay-Z also holds the record for most number-one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 (14).

He has also received the NAACP’s President’s Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Sports Emmy Award; and has also received a nomination for a Tony Award. Recognized as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Billboard and Rolling Stone, Jay-Z was the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the first living solo rapper to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been recorded. In 2013, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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She is the first solo artist to have her first seven studio albums number one on the Billboard 200. Beyoncé’s accolades include 28 Grammy Awards, 26 MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2014 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award), 24 NAACP Image Awards, 31 BET Awards, and 17 Soul Train Music Awards; All of these are more than any other singer. In 2014, Billboard named her the highest-earning black female musician of all time, while in 2020 she was named to Time’s 100 Women Who Shaped the Last Century.

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