Blowing Money Fast: Swizz Beatz Buys Ernie Barnes First Painting For $1.7 Million

Music producer, fashion designer, creative director and art collector Swizz Beatz recently took to his official Twitter account @TheRealSwizz and tweeted, “Wow I got my self a early bday gift ERNIE BARNES 1st painting ever from 1957! I’m on cloud 9 wow.”

It is being reported that Swizzy paid a whopping $1.7 million for the painting. Ernie Barnes was an African-American painter and is well-known for his unique style of elongation and movement. He was also a former professional football player, actor and author (source). On April 27, 2009 Barnes died from a rare blood disorder at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

Carmelo Anthony tweeted, “I need that” @THEREALSWIZZZ: Wow I got my self a early bday gift ERNIE BARNES 1st painting ever from 1957! wow.”

Swizzy replied, “@carmeloanthony 1.7m its all yours hahaha I had to treat my self 0G I been working my ass off:)”

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