Jay-Z and Beyonce’s “Apes**t” Inspires a Tour at the Louvre
The museum is now offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a 90-minute tour consisting of the 17 "iconic works" featured in the video for the lead single off of Everything Is Love, Artnet reports. Throughout the tour, visitors are invited to discover the history behind key pieces such as the Portrait of a Black Woman, Great Sphnix of Tanis, Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa and more. The self-guided audio tour is currently only available in French, but more languages are set to be made available soon.
Following the video's release, it was revealed that The Carters initially pitched their video treatment to Louvre officials back in May during their most recent visit. Museum reps, however, have declined to disclose exactly how much the hip-hop royal couple dished out to gain private access to the space.
According to a report from Vulture last month, private access to the iconic art house can cost up to as much as $17,500 for a day. "The deadlines were very tight but the Louvre was quickly convinced because the synopsis showed a real attachment to the museum and its beloved artworks," a museum spokesperson told the publication.
Currently, the duo have been sharing their newest effort globally while overseas for their On the Run II tour. The trek kicks off its North American leg later this month in Cleveland.
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