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Big Backlash To JAY-Z & Beyonce's Tiffany Ad With Rare Basquiat Painting

By HHL JT
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JAY-Z and his wife Beyonce are now selling diamonds for Tiffany & Co, as the stars of their latest ad campaign.

But it's what's hanging in the background of the new spot which has people talking -- and not saying good things.

JAY and Bey pose in front of a painting from legendary street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died in 1988 at age 27.

The painting had been in the hands of a private collector since the 80s, meaning the work has basically been unseen.  Tiffany's recently purchased and will display it in their New York showroom

Twitter didn't think an ad for Tiffany with JAY-Z and Beyonce was the right place to show it.

In  2017, a Basquiat painting depicting a black skull with red and yellow rivulets sold for $110.5 million, the most expensive price ever for an American artist.

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