Jay Z stopped by Pace Gallery in New York City on July 10th to perform song "Picasso Baby" from his latest album Magna Carta...Holy Grail, for six hours straight. Jay Z rapped the song in front of each of the attendees, one at a time, creating a unique performance experience. The performance art piece was a collaborative effort between musicians, artists, filmmakers, and actors to bring the creative fields closer together, according to Jay Z.
The six hour performance was recorded as part of a short film titled Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film. The trailer was released earlier this week, promoting its' airing on HBO last night. The short film features interviews with Jay Z, and appearances by Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke, Alan Cumming, Judd Apatow, Picasso's granddaughter Diana Widmaier Picasso, Marina Abramovi, Wale, and others.