Hajar Benjida will premiere “Young Thug as Paintings” exhibit during Miami Art Basel

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November 13, 2018
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Netherlands-based artist Hajar Benjida — also known as the author behind the wildly innovative @youngthugaspaintings Instagram account — will premiere a "Young Thug as Paintings" exhibit during Miami's Art Basel this year. The installation will be shown at the SCOPE Art Fair in Miami Beach from December 4 until December 9 and will feature numerous Young Thug photos matched with notable classical, surrealist, and renaissance artworks.

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Speaking to FADER in 2016, Benjida shared that the Instagram Young Thug painting account was created as a school project. "Besides the fact that he is walking art and that I'm a big fan of him and his work," Benjida said. "I actually had no idea what to do for a school project and this was one of the first times we didn't actually have to take photos for an assignment, and the lazy person I am I really took my chance on this one."

Tickets are available for purchase here.

Hajar Benjida will premiere “Young Thug as Paintings” exhibit during Miami Art Basel