Music power couple Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean, known as Swizz Beatz, bought paintings by emerging artist Tschabalala Self, whose prices have risen along with her critical acclaim.
Two of the works -- “Blonde” and “Father” -- will be included in the 29-year-old artist’s solo exhibition opening Saturday at Art OMI, a sculpture park in Ghent, New York. A photograph of Dean and Keys standing in front of the paintings was posted on Dean’s Instagram page last month.
“We actually got three the same day, but one is being donated to the Brooklyn Museum,” Dean, a museum trustee, said Friday in a phone interview. “You can feel the energy from her work. It’s amazing that an artist can leave their vibrations on the work.”