Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are the greatest love story ever told, and West wanted to commemorate that great love with a $30,000 Warhol (ish) portrait of his intended. Furthermore, the two are apparently talking about getting married at Versailles, in the hopes that they can finally bring some class to that shithole.
In Touch Weekly interviewed Monica Warhol, who is not Andy Warhol but in fact his niece, who apparently makes art in her uncle’s famous style and sells them for inordinate sums. Another fun options is to take a selfie on your computer and apply the “Warhol” effect. It’s basically the same thing but $30,000 cheaper.
West commissioned the painting and the younger Warhol can’t seem to stop talking about it. She told In Touch:
“It’s a special gift. I am picking up where Andy left off, and Kim is the perfect addition to the Warhol legacy. There is no way Andy Warhol would not have painted her. Kim is manufactured gorgeous and is beyond fabulous. How could Andy not have been inspired to paint her like he did Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor?”
Well, that seems like a little much, but okay. Here’s a version of the piece which Warhol Instagrammed:
Unfortunately, it really sucks. Yikes. She’ll love it, though, because after all, it’s a picture of herself.
Perhaps they can display it at their forthcoming wedding, which apparently will take place at Versailles. Freaking Versailles. I’m really hoping they lean into this completely and wear Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI outfits.
I don’t particularly get into weddings, but this fame-whoring, adult-child, self absorbed beyond belief, limitless budget event (remember her last wedding cost $10 million) is going to be the wedding of the century. I hope they do display the Warhol, an encourage people to sign their congratulations like it’s Kim’s Bat Mitzvah. If only Bat Mitzvahs ended with your new husband declaring the ceremony the greatest ceremony of all time, and the only wedding ceremony that had any artistic integrity left whatsoever. And then they’ll ride off into the night sky in their private spaceship (probably), and circle the Earth that they think they rule over.
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