Sydney Artist Scott Marsh receives $100,000 to remove a Kanye painting
It’s probably safe to say that there aren’t many bigger fans out there of Kanye West than the man himself. West has been pegged as a narcissist more than once in his career, and lately has had a lot of fun turning into that image. You don’t name a song “I Love Kanye” on your latest album if you aren’t at least a little bit self-aware. Anyway, Australian artist Scott Marsh lately had his own bit of fun with Kanye’s penchant for self-aggrandizment and created a massive 20-foot tall mural of the Chicago rapper kissing himself.
He got it bought for $100,000
The $100,000 sale has sparked speculation West himself was the buyer after the rapper reportedly offered the artist a ‘pretty decent chunk of money’ to paint over the wall.
Marsh said someone claiming to be from the rapper’s management contacted the artist to make the offer last week – to which he responded by asking for a six-figure payment and a lifetime supply of West’s signature Yeezy Boost sneakers.
Marsh asked West to buy buffed print of the artwork for $100,000, putting the print up on online art store 1xRUN with the message: “if [Kanye] buys that print then I’ll paint over the mural”.