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Jay-Z Performs 'Picasso Baby' for Six Hours in New York Gallery

Judd Apatow, artist Marina Abramovich and others in attendance for video shoot

Jay-Z performs in Detroit, Michigan.
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July 10, 2013 3:55 PM ET

Jay-Z is currently in the midst of a six-hour performance art piece at the Pace Gallery in New York City, where he's been rapping Magna Carta Holy Grail track "Picasso Baby" over and over, as the Huffington Post reports.

The whole event reportedly is being filmed for an upcoming music video, and Wale, Girls' Adam Driver, performance artist Marina Abramovic (whose piece The Artist is Present famously found her sitting and meeting with visitors at New York City's Museum of Modern Art), director Judd Apatow and artist George Condo have been spotted at the Chelsea gallery for "personal performances." 

You can check out a handful of short clips from the event below courtesy of HuffPo Entertainment editor Kia Makarechi and Cedar Pasori.

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