Art imitating life? Or just the growing influence of internet culture? Last week, Melbourne, Australia artist Lush Sux recreated Kim Kardashian-West's internet-breaking nude selfie as a 30-foot mural on a local wall. So that husband Kanye West would not feel shorted, or because he wanted to give Sydney a public art conversation piece, Australian artist Scott Marsh has turned a viral meme into an enormous mural on a wall in the city's Chippendale district.
Sweet, sweet Kanye-on-Kanye loving for all to enjoy.
"Isn't there something calming about how at peace Kanye looks with his hands firmly planted on his own ass?" Cole Delbyck of Huffington Post wrote. "That's true love."
"No one can love Kanye quite like Kanye," Marsh said in a Saturday Facebook post.
No one can love Kanye quite like Kanye.On Zigi's Wine & Cheese Bar in Teggs lane Chippendale
So true. The mural, which graces the wall of lucky local establishment, Zigi's Wine & Cheese Bar, measures a respectable 20 feet, according to Huffington Post. Kardashian-West's, it should be noted, was a full story taller, so West is still getting shorted.
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💋 thanks @art_wine_cheese_bar teggs lane, Chippendale. #sydney @kanyedoingthings #jenlewis #kanyewest #kanye #yeezy #yeezyboost #lifeofpablo The meme used as reference for this painting was created by @thisjenlewis from original 📷 by @merrittography ✌🏻️ thanks guys!
A post shared by Scott Marsh (@scottie.marsh) on Mar 18, 2016 at 9:19pm PDT
What's more likely to anger him about the stunt, though, is its subject matter — the rapper tried and clearly failed to rid the internet of the make out meme in 2015.
While West's financial state may not be such that he can fund the mural's immediate removal, one wonders if it will meet the same fate as the building-scale portrait of his wife. One also wonders what internet sensation will capture the eye of Australian graffiti artists next — Kim Kardashian's crying face, perhaps?
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