Just in case you needed a reminder, #Diddy is THAT guy!! He just made history by purchasing what is believed to be the most expensive art piece created by a living African-American artist. The music mogul has been revealed as the buyer for a piece called ‘Past Times’ by #KerryJamesMarshall which depicts black people enjoying a Park day 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,” he added: “I try to enact that same tendency toward the theatrical that seems to be so integral a part of the black cultural body.”
Diddy reportedly dropped about $21.1 million on the painting last Wednesday at a Sotheby’s auction in NYC. The Bad Boy Records CEO was put onto Marshall’s work by superstar producer Swizz Beatz