It's sparked huge debate...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z appear alongside an unseen Jean-Michel Basquiat painting in a new Tiffany & Co. ad.

The new ad is part of the Tiffany & Co. campaign ABOUT LOVE, which officially launches on September 2nd.

The iconic duo are front and centre in the ad, alongside an unseen painting from Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The piece is called Equals Pi, and has lain in the collection of a private individual for decades, until it was acquired by luxury conglomerate LVMH.

Basquiat uses a blue tint made famous by Tiffany & Co. in their branding, something the brand acknowledge in the press materials for the ad.

In a note, it is said that the painting was used as art is a "common thread throughout the Carters’ love story."

The move has caused a stir online, however; Basquiat was initially a graffiti artist, someone whose work appeared for free on the streets of New York.

Jay-Z is a long-time fan and admirer of Jean-Michel Basquiat's work - alongside referencing him in his lyrics, he also owns a $4.5 million work completed by the famed artist.


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