Swizz Beatz has been doing his thing outside of hip-hop for a minute, including work with Reebok and car maker Lotus. But, he’s also been trying his hand in art as well.
While it’s unclear if any of his past pieces have been sold, some recent art he created was purchased by a high-profile client… his friend, Jay-Z. Recently, Swizzy adorned a Mercedes-Benz hood with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s face, which he dubbed “Holy Grail” in honor of Hov who loved it and copped it.
“Look who purchased my Basquiat on Benz Hood 2day,” Swizz tweeted (@THEREALSWIZZZ). “what a honor and Blessing I’m so grateful for the support! July 4 its Showtime ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to continue helping kids in need.”
The piece is 1/50 car hoods he plans to create for his art exhibit, with proceeds from the sale will be donated to art schools.
Additionally, Swizz designed a Porsche hood with Muhammad Ali’s face, which fetched $24,000 at auction.