The High Museum of Modern Art has rejected without explanation a painting of bordello singer Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy. Apparently Beyonce thinks she's a modern masterpiece, and that her likeness and that of her child should hang in a museum for art lovers to enjoy.
All jokes aside, the artwork was created by noted Zealand copywriter Eloise Jack as part of The 'Carter family Portraits'. 'Beyonce and Child' was inspired by Raphael Sanzio's classic modern art oil painting "Madonna and Child with Book" (1502).
From Splash News Online:
Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles have gone from pop culture to high art in these quirky scenes. The 'Carter family Portraits' were created by Eloise Jack, a 25-year-old copywriter from New Zealand who wanted to do something "funny and weird" to keep herself entertained outside of work. Jack was fascinated by the idolisation of modern stars compared with the worship of royalty throughout history. "And no one's more idolised than Bey oncé. She's literally 'Queen Bey'," said Jack. Adding: "So I thought it'd be interesting to superimpose her face onto historical portraits of royalty. From there it kind of grew into a satirical commentary on her and her family's life, as told from the point of view of their 'official portrait artist'." The project became so popular that Jack created an online shop with the images: society6.com/carterfamilyportraits.
Beyonce photo: Eloise Jack/Splash News