Kanye West's "Famous" Wax Sculpture Selling for $4 Million at Los Angeles Gallery
Kanye West has a lot to say about himself and his work. In West’s humble opinion, he is “the most important living artist,” “God’s vessel,” and “Shakespeare in the flesh.”
While West’s self-appraisals are undeniably over the top, it looks like his fans may be willing to buy into the hype.
Enter the “Famous” exhibition, a display of the 12-figure wax sculpture that appeared in the rapper’s NSFW music video of the same name. The piece, which debuted this past weekend at Blum & Poe Art Gallery in Los Angeles, totes an extravagant selling price of $4 million. Clearly, people are willing to shell out a fair sum for a slice of “the most important living artist’s” cultural oeuvre.
The sculpture—which depicts the nude, sleeping likeness of celebrities Taylor Swift, George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Bill Cosby, Amber Rose, Ray J, and Mr. and Mrs. Kardashian West, united by the careful drape of a large, white sheet—was inspired by artist Vincent Desiderio's 2008 painting "Sleep."
Kim Kardashian West was on the scene at the exhibit’s L.A. opening, from which she posted a proud photo alongside the now famous Last Slumber.
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Keep doing you, Kanye.