While attending Miami’s Art Basel fair this past week, pop mogul Jay-Z took a a fancy to a paintingÂ (pictured) by 31-year-old Chicago native Hebru Brantley, according to the Huffington Post.
Jay paid $20,000 for the mixed media piece entitled “Everyones Scared.” Brantley hadÂ won the Art Basel showing as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series produced withÂ Russell Simmons’ Rush Foundation.
LeBron James’ manager, Maverick Carter, reportedly saw the piece first and thought it would be something Jay would like. Jay-Z had the artist personally deliver the painting Â to his hotel room.
Read more at the Huffington Post.