Photos: Kanye West Offers To Pay Artist to Remove Mural of Star Kissing Himself

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Photos: Kanye West Offers To Pay Artist to Remove Mural of Star Kissing Himself


An Australian artist who painted a street mural of Kanye West passionately kissing Kanye West says he was urged by the singer’s management to paint over it and will do so for £69,000 [$US100,000].

The 20-foot painting, completed earlier this month, is based on a photoshopped image of West –who has likened himself to God and Shakespeare – embracing his wife Kim Kardashian on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards.

Scott Marsh, the artist, posted an image of the mural alongside the hashtag kanyeloveskanye, noting: “Because we all know that Kanye Loves Kanye”.

Marsh has revealed he was contacted via email by a person claiming to be from the American hip hop artist’s management, who offered a “pretty decent chunk of money” to paint over the wall.

In return, Marsh requested a six-figure payment and a lifetime supply of West’s signature brand of sneakers.

He has since released a print of the mural and has given West two weeks to buy one for £69,000 [$US100,000].

“I’m offering an oversized print which has been painted over for $US100,000,” Marsh told ABC Radio.

“It’s an open invitation to Kanye. If he buys that print then I’ll paint over the mural.”

Marsh has admitted he was not convinced that the email from West’s management was genuine.

The image of West embracing West, in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Chippendale, has made international headlines and was designed to sit opposite a large mural by a different artist which shows Kardashian naked.

The City of Sydney has ordered the owner of an adjoining bar to remove the mural after a complaint by a local resident.

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