Beyonce and Jay-Z brought Blue Ivy Carter to an event in LA over the weekend. The event: the second annual Wearable Art Gala, which was hosted by Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles (now Tina Lawson) and her husband Richard Lawson. The Wearable Art Gala benefits the WACO Theater Center, and people (women, mostly) are encouraged to wear “wearable art” designs. It looks like both Beyonce and Blue Ivy got all dressed up in some impressive sculptural pieces.
There’s always a lot of chatter about whether Beyonce and Jay-Z should bring Blue Ivy to these more “adult” functions. Blue is 6 years old and she seems like a very self-contained child, meaning that she knows how to behave at these events, and she’s not running around, creating kid-drama while someone is trying to give their Grammy speech. For this event, I think it was more likely that Blue Ivy came out because it is her grandmother’s event, and because Bey and Jay thought she would have a lot of fun. True to form, Blue Ivy sat quietly between her parents for the charity auction. They even let her hold the paddle. So Blue Ivy, at 6 years old, ended up bidding on some artwork.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have taught their daughter, Blue Ivy, the importance of investing in art. On Saturday night, the 6-year-old made several bids on art while sitting between her mega-star parents at the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles. The second annual event, put on by Tina Knowles and husband Richard Lawson, benefits the WACO Theater Center.
During the swanky event, little Blue Ivy, who was wearing a matching gold dress like her mother, bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier, reports Vanity Fair. Excited to make another bid, she lifted her paddle again raising the bar to $19,000. Jay-Z, 48, in a hilarious way, then tried snatching the paddle from the overzealous kid. Tyler Perry ultimately won the piece for $20,000.
“Her mother and father have been talking about how you gather art and that is a big deal for African Americans,” auction host Star Jones explained to the audience. “Listen, you know Ms. Tina told me all of this. Why you think I’m up here talking about it?”
Although Blue Ivy lost that piece of artwork, she did land the next available piece created from deconstructed law and medical books created by Samuel Levi Jones. She placed the winning bid for $10,000. Beyoncé, 36, also won a $17,000 set of Lorraine Schwartz panther earrings.
There’s video too (below). I find it cute? Her parents knew what she was doing and she was having a fun time. I mean, granted, the headlines are absurd: “Six-Year-Old Blue Ivy Carter Bids $19,000 At Art Auction.” But in context, I don’t know… I think it’s fine?
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
Photos courtesy of Instagram.