Diddy just made HISTORY by purchasing what is believed to be the most expensive art piece created by a living African-American artist!! Diddy bought a piece called ‘Past Times’ by #KerryJamesMarshall which shows black people enjoying a day at the park in Chicago.
Back in 1998, Marshall explained the inspiration behind his work.
“Style is such an integral part of what black people do that just walking is not a simple thing. You’ve got to walk with style. You’ve got to talk with a certain rhythm; you’ve got to do things with some flair, I try to enact that same tendency toward the theatrical that seems to be so integral a part of the black cultural body.”
Reportedly Diddy dropped about $21.1 million on the painting last Wednesday in NYC at a Sotheby’s auction. Swizz Beatz introduced Diddy to Marshall art work.