LOS ANGELES — Four million dollars. That’s what a Los Angeles gallery is hoping to get for Kanye West’s “Famous” sculpture, a hyper-realistic silicone homage to 12 of the biggest names in pop culture. Four million for George W. Bush curled in the fetal position, a face-down-rump-up Donald J. Trump, coquettish Amber Rose and Rihanna, a cherubic Anna Wintour and Pollyannaish Taylor Swift — a rogues’ gallery including Bill Cosby, Chris Brown and Ray J, and arguably three of the most famous first-namers in modern times: Caitlyn, Kim, and Kanye. So lifelike, they even breathe, chests rising and falling as if deep in REM sleep. Seven figures for all that — plus the bedspread and the batteries to animate the doppelgängers — a number that was floated among attendees at Blum & Poe, the gallery that hosted the private exhibition last weekend. A source close to Mr. West claimed “Famous” would go on tour. Others vacillated between skepticism and quiet acquiescence at the estimate. But the gallery’s co-founder, Tim Blum, called it “a good ballpark.”
Further proof that art is an absolute sham. Maybe that $4 million price tag would make sense if the “Famous” video was some sort of cultural phenomena. If everyone had watched it and it sent shockwaves around the world. Too bad the “Famous” video was mostly a dud. I guarantee Kanye thought it would get A TON more press and backlash than it did. That’s why he included controversial figures like Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby. To get people talking. Too bad everyone saw right through it and knew that’s what Kanye wanted so they didn’t. Even the celebrities depicted in the sculpture decided not to give a fuck.
So much so that Kanye tweeted this out
That’s a man who’s desperate for attention but can’t get any. So then for this art gallery to turn around and say they want 4 million dollars for something that had zero impact on anybody is flat out absurd. Especially considering it was made for around $750,000. They’ll try and sell it by saying Kanye is a genius so this sculpture is straight from a genius’s mind. Nope. Fuck that shit. That’s just a weird sculpture of a bunch of naked famous people that nobody gave a shit about.
By the way, this is a fantastic picture of Kim Kardashian
Her lovingly admiring a naked sculpture of herself pretty much sums up Kim K’s entire existence.