• PHOTO: Jay-Z visits Pittsburgh, lounges on Warhol's couch

    By: Rob Johnston


    PITTSBURGH - Multi-Platinum recording artist Jay-Z performed in Pittsburgh Tuesday night  and took some time to check out the Steel City.

    A photo of the rapper lounging on the famous red couch in the lobby of the Andy Warhol Museum has been making its way around the web.

    In the photo posted to Instagram by photographer Lenny S., Jay Z is seen posing similarly to the Warhol photograph hanging behind him.

    Before the concert, the museum was closed to the public as Director Eric Shiner gave the musician and avid art collector a private tour of the galleries as well as the museum’s extensive archive space. 

    “Art imitates life in myriad ways, so it was a huge honor for us to welcome one of the coolest Warhol collectors in the world to the Andy Warhol Museum," said Shiner.  "Andy would have loved Jay Z for his defining role in contemporary popular culture, and it was fantastic to see this icon of fame standing amidst our own iconic Warhol works."

    Emily Meyer, assistant communications manager at the museum, said Jay-Z’s stay at the Warhol was relatively short; less than two hours before the star had to be on his way.

    Click here for more information on the Andy Warhol Museum.

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