Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys’ Collection to Show in Brooklyn

Explaining why he got into art collecting, Beatz said, 'there's not enough people of colour collecting artists of colour.'


'Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys have been among the most vocal advocates for Black creatives to support Black artists through their collecting, advocacy, and partnerships,' said Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director at the Museum.

'In the process, they have created one of the most important collections of contemporary art,' she said. Photography is one of the strengths of the collection, with images by Jamel Shabazz, Deana Lawson, and Kwame Brathwaite dating back to the 1960s.


Among the exhibition's most ornate and ambitious works is Ebony G. Patterson's 2016 mixed media photo installation . . they were just hanging out . . . you know . . . talking about . . . ( . . . when they grow up . . .), pictured top, which evokes memorials to young black victims of violence


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November 28, 2023