On Saturday, the Carter family attended the second annual Wearable Art Gala. Beyoncé, as well as JAY-Z’s mother Gloria Carter, were being honored for their humanitarian efforts. Blue Ivy had the pleasure of attending the art auction, wearing matching gold ensembles with her mother by Falguni Shane Peacock
According to Vanity Fair, the six-year-old Blue became an art collector that night. During the gala’s live auction, Blue bid $17,000 on an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier. Star Jones, who led the sale joked that Blue was participating because her parents have taught her the importance of owning art as an African-American. The bidding went on for a short while when the price increased Blue made another bid for $19,000. Her father JAY-Z tried to stop her from bidding. Ultimately, Blue lost out on the painting to Tyler Perry who dished out $20,000 for the piece.
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