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Jay-Z’s #PicassoBaby Premiers on @HBO Tonight

I’m a huge Bill Maher fan so it was a collision of self-interests when I heard Bill announce Jay-Z would be on the show and  premiering #PicassoBaby tonight!!  Who knew Maher would be into this?!  Should we expect some weird art world politics to be in the conversational mix tonight? Either way I’m excited for the nonstop artworld groans to end and a new state of performance art to emerge!  Here’s the lyrics to mentally prepare you for tonight: “I’m the new Jean-Michel”

Here’s the HBO trailer and some journalism from Rolling Stone:

Earlier this month, Jay Z gave a impressively Herculean performance in New York City, rapping the Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Picasso Baby” over and over again for six hours straight at the Pace Gallery.

The performance was filmed, and HBO just announced that it will be airing the resulting work, Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film. The special will debut on Friday, August 2nd at 11 p.m. Eastern time, immediately after the rapper’s appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher. In the trailer for the film, Jay Z can be seen interacting with Alan Cumming, Judd Apatow, and the artist Marina Abramovic, who were all spotted at the gallery during the performance.

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  1. @billmaher please RT! <3 RT : Jay-Z’s #PicassoBaby Premiers on @HBO Tonight –

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