The 20 Best Rapper Art Moments of 2012

12. Rick Ross Buys Richard Mosse and Mr. Brainwash Pieces

Date: December 5, 17

Rick Ross was one of many rappers and celebrities in attendance at 2012's Art Basel Miami, but he was the first to make a big purchase and announce it online. On December 5th, Ross Instagrammed a photo of himself with North American Chairman and CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group, Lyor Cohen, in front of a 2012 photograph by Richard Mosse titled Love is the Drug. He captioned it, "Just purchased my 1st piece from Art Basel w/my lil homie Lyor. #bossup" 12 days later, Ross Instagrammed pics from street artist Mr. Brainwash's studio, captioning his purchased work with, "My 1st @mrbrainwash piece.True Genius." We're looking forward to the expected expansion of Rozay's art collection in 2013.

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