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Beyoncé’s mum says the singer borrowed art for a new project

Tina Knowles lent Beyoncé pieces from her own collection

Beyoncé’s mum, Tina Knowles, has revealed that she recently loaned some of her art to the singer, apparently “for her new project that she’s doing”. 

The statement, which was made in a recent Wall Street Journal article, seems to suggest that some new visuals could be forthcoming, although whether the project – whatever it turns out to be – was planned to be revealed this way isn’t so clear.

The art collector adds in the article: “I’m looking at my walls and it just makes me sad, because I miss seeing all my babies there.”

She also describes how she found it important to expose Beyoncé and Solange to art growing up. “Art is so important because it inspires us,” she says.

“It is really import to surround your children, growing up African-American, with images of positive reinforcement and not the traditional ideas of what commercials say beauty is.”

“It really makes a difference in your life.”

In-keeping with that spirit, Knowles is also the co-founder and vice president of the LA-based nonprofit Where Art Can Occur (or WACO) Theater Center.

Beyoncé has suggested the impact of art on her own work in her iconic video for “Apeshit” with Jay-Z, which sees the couple take over the Louvre.

Any other details about a potential new Beyoncé project have been kept under wraps for now, though last month she did drop her latest Ivy Park collection, which has since prompted comparisons to (and even lookalikes from) some less-than-likely brands.