Blue Ivy Carter Bids $19,000 At An Art Auction Against Tyler Perry
The six-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z joined her famous parents at the Wearable Art Gala – which was organised by the ‘Formation’ hitmaker’s mother, Tina Lawson, and her husband Richard – at the Alexandria Ballrooms in Los Angeles, and a piece of art caught her eye when it went under the hammer.
Video footage showed the youngster raise her paddle to put in a $17,000 bid for a painting of a young Sidney Poitier – and when she was outbid, she raised her own bid for $19,000, prompting her father to jokingly try and take away her paddle to prevent any higher bids.
Lool… Blue Ivy is about to buy all the Artworks at the auction. She must have been listening to JayZ’s tracks about Basquiat and investing in Art. pic.twitter.com/Nd0pFrA16z
— R. (@alrhemist) March 18, 2018
Fortunately for the couple, they were saved from having to shell out when Tyler Perry made a winning bid for $20,000.
However, according to Vanity Fair, Blue Ivy was clearly determined to take home a piece of art of her very own as she made another bid on the next item, a 36″ x 36″ piece of art composed of deconstructed law books from Indiana and medical books from California.
And the tot’s bid of $10,000 was enough for her to secure Samuel Levi Jones’ piece of work.
Blue Ivy wasn’t the only member of the family to be successful at the auction, as her 36-year-old mother – who also has twins Rumi and Sir, nine months, with her spouse – shelled out $17,000 for a set of Lorraine Schwartz panther earrings that she had previously worn at an event.
Following the auction, Beyonce was recognised for her humanitarian work in a taped video message from former First Lady Michelle Obama, who praised her “sister” for bringing clean water to people across the globe and helping people in her hometown of Houston, Texas, following a devastating hurricane last year.
*sourced by bang showbiz