Swizz Beatz Acquires ERNIE BARNES’ First Painting For $1.7 Million!!

If you know Swizz Beatz, you know he’s a true lover of art and collector. According to Diddy, Swizz just scored one of his biggest paintings ever! Swizz Beatz purchased one Ernie Barnes’ painting from 1957 for $1.7 million dollars!

Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Barnes, Jr. (July 15, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was an African-American painter — well-known for his unique style of elongation and movement.

Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz Acquires ERNIE BARNES First Painting For $1.7 Million!!

Diddy tweeted the following message:

Much love to my brother @therealswizzz for buying ERNIE BARNES 1st painting ever from 1957 wow 1.7mill Happy Bday boy


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Swizz brought the painting as an early birthday gift to himself. #wealthy-people-ish