Kanye West Gives Kim Kardashian Nude Portrait as Wedding Gift
The topless painting was created by the female Banksy.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have already celebrated a lavish Florentine wedding (at which the groom called his wife the “ideal art” during a 20-minute speech) and enjoyed an Irish honeymoon, but the 36-year-old West has only now provided his 33-year-old bride with a wedding gift: a nearly-nude portrait of her by British street artist Bambi titled Perfect Bitch, as reported by the Huffington Post.
The anonymous London street artist, sometimes called the female Banksy, is apparently a favorite among celebrities, including Brad Pitt and Adele. In her latest, possibly most expensive work, Bambi has depicted Kardashian from behind, her famous rear end clad only in a tiny g-string. The reality television star also wears Louboutin heels, but is otherwise completely nude. Bambi’s instructions, her manager told the Daily Mirror, were to create “something regal but typically Kim.”
The painting, mindbogglingly, was intended to resemble an official royal portrait, according to an anonymous source quoted by the Daily Star: “[West] says he wants Kim looking as much like a princess as possible.”
Call artnet News crazy, but we’re fairly certain that the Queen would disapprove of one of her granddaughters stripping down to her skivvies for a portrait session. It’s certainly a far cry from Kate Middleton’s official portrait, which was widely panned for making the beloved Duchess, idolized for her elegant fashion sense and perfectly coiffed hair, look matronly.
Hilariously, the Daily Mail quotes its source as referring to the painting thusly: “It’s first non-narcissistic thing Kanye has done because he specifically didn’t want to be in the painting himself.” Seems like a low bar to us.
This isn’t the first artistically-minded gift of questionable taste that West has bestowed upon his lady. At Christmastime, the rapper gave her a truly hideous, oversize, $16,000 Hermès Birkin purse garishly painted with naked women by contemporary artist George Condo. Allegedly, Kardashian has only been seen in public with the bag once.
Here’s hoping she likes his latest gift better: West is talking about hanging it in their bedroom.
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