The Marina Abramovic institute has issued an apology to Jay Z AND Marina Abramovic following Abramovic’s criticism of Jay for not holding up his end of their deal for Jay’s “Picasso Baby” performance art collaboration.
As it turns out, Jay DID donate — just no one told Marina before she popped off.
via New York Times:
“Marina Abramovic was not informed of Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter’s donation from two years ago when she recently did an interview with Spike Magazine in Brazil,” the statement said. “We are sincerely sorry to both Marina Abramovic and Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter for this, and since then we have taken to appropriate actions to reconcile this matter.”
The apology came after Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, a gallerist and art advisor for Jay Z, read his receipt from the Institute aloud over the phone to Artnet news, confirming a “generous” gift. “Thank you for your donation,” the receipt said.
Well, that settles that.