Who else has worn the Tiffany diamond?
The diamond has been worn only by three others: Socialite Mary Whitehouse in 1959, Audrey Hepburn in 1961 for publicity “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Lady Gaga in 2019 at the Oscars, when she won an Academy Award for best original song. Houston ChronicleBeyoncé becomes first Black woman to wear iconic Tiffany & Co. diamond, also worn by Lady Gaga
26 August, 2021 - 03:10am
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25 August, 2021 - 07:58am
JAY-Z and Beyoncé were criticized for their “About Love” campaign debut with Tiffany & Co. as they posed in front of a rare painting of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The painting is title Equals Pi and Basquiat is Hov’s favorite artist. The painting was part of a private collection of the artist and had never seen before now.
Many online criticized how such a historical piece of art could be first seen in a Tiffany’s ad and the privilege of a billion-dollar couple showcasing it. In response, Tina Lawson took to The Grio’s Instagram comments.
“How many of you socially conscious activist own diamonds ? I thought so !” she wrote. “Well guess what did you go to try to check to see where the diamond came from? Probably not ! So when you guys get engaged you won’t have a diamond you gonna put on a sterling silver band And you better check out where it came from and the origin of where came from and why you add it check out the calls for the Leather that you weird because they made it came from another country to ban and not buy diamonds right because your righteous !!”
Do you agree with Mrs. Lawson? You can see her message here.
25 August, 2021 - 12:30am
Beyonce and Jay-Z recently debuted a new Tiffany and Co. ad that will be debuting next month, but it has already garnered some controversy. The ad features a long-unseen painting by late NY artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the New York Post reports that some art lovers are fuming about the inclusion of the artwork. The upset critics contend that Basquiat was aggressively anti-capitalist, and therefore would not his work of art used to sell jewelry.
Speaking with People about the ad, which is titled "About Love," the A-list power couple said, "Love is the diamond that the jewelry and art decorate." The painting that is featured in the ad was originally part of Basquiat's private collection, but Tiffany and Co. recently revealed that it has acquired the artwork. Fans and admirers of Brooklyn-born Basquiat are not happy about the situation, and they are taking to social media to make themselves heard. Scroll down to see images from the ad campaign and read what people are saying about it.
they been hiding a basquiat for decades just to use it for a Tiffany’s ad? https://t.co/LH0XiXbEu9
"I'd just like to know why the actual hell a wealthy company and wealthy celebrities think it's ok to use the work of an artist who attacked the corrupted systems that made them wealthy as an ADVERTISEMENT to gain more wealth," one frustrated art fan tweeted.
The fact that they showed off this never-before-seen piece of art from Jean-Michel Basquiat for an ADVERTISEMENT doesn’t sit well with my spirits… pic.twitter.com/MOCpOukf8T
"[It's] insane to me that rich people can just buy art from artists who have passed and no one else gets to see it, kinda gross [in my opinion]," someone added. "Like, these pieces should be able to be seen by everyone, that's literally what Basquiat woulda wanted."
“Ushering in a new brand identity, this campaign embodies the beauty of love through time and all its diverse facets” diverse is a synonym for black which I guess is fitting because the diamond is from Africa but yeah
"Saw someone on here say Beyonce 'once again elevated another Black artist,'" another user tweeted. "BASQUIAT??? You think BASQUIAT was some underground artist that was elevated through a Tiffany ad??"
Basquait would have hated y’all for this.
"Basquiat is rolling over in his grave," somebody tweeted. "But Beyonce & Jay-Z have shown time and time again that they are only in it for the money and they will sell out to the highest bidder."
Using never-before-seen Basquiat to sell jewels is the most anti-Art thing I’ve ever seen https://t.co/i2c1EJWBqS
"Basquiat loved Tiffanys. Everyone knew this," a Twitter user said, presumably with sarcasm.
Jay Z cosplaying as Basquiat is hilarious to me pic.twitter.com/JBRQ3hzUB8
"This is how art appreciates in value!" a more optimistic art fan shared. "Hide it away for Decade and then sell it ! Looks like a beautiful peace of artwork and With Tiffany & Co prestige may introduce Basquiat to a new audience."
Now everyone is suddenly a Basquiat enthusiast? “He wouldn’t want this” did he tell you this via oujia board? pic.twitter.com/Y2YVd4SLxR
"I am more interested to hear about that backstory & the piece itself rather than who is standing next to it getting paid to stand next to it," one last Twitter user offered.
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