Blue Ivy, Art Collector, Bid On a Sidney Poitier Portrait Worth More Than a Year's Rent

Beyoncé (Left), Blue Ivy (Right)
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Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, has entered the art age six.

On Saturday night, music’s royal family attended the second annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles, a charity auction for the WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater Center in North Hollywood, hosted by Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles Lawson and actor Richard Lawson. (WACO provides teen mentorship programs and acts as “a place where individuals are encouraged to use their self-expression through theater and art,” according to Vanity Fair.) There, Ivy bid on an acrylic portrait of the mid-20th century actor Sidney Poitier (Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, In the Heat of the Night) and got up to $19,000 before papa Jay playfully stopped her from throwing up her paddle again. That’s more than many people pay for a full year of rent? Watch it below.


Unfortunately Bey, Jay and Ivy didn’t take the painting home—Blue was outbid by actor and director Tyler Perry, who put down $1,000 more—totaling $20,0000—for the portrait. Still, the fact that Blue Ivy was ready and willing to throw down $19,000 proves that she’ll probably spend an absurd amount of money on art for years to come.

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