The mural of Kanye West kissing Kanye West has been painted over by the artist who created it, Scott Marsh. According to The Guardian, April 11, 2016, reported that the mural has been destroyed.
Scott Marsh painted a 20-foot mural on the wall of Zigi’s Wine and Cheese Bar, of Kanye West passionately kissing himself in the creative district Teggs Lane, Chippendale in Sydney. Originally, the picture was of Kanye West kissing his wife Kim Kardashian West at the Grammy’s in 2015. That picture was allegedly Photoshopped by Buzzfeed and they replaced Kim’s features with a picture of the famous rapper, but they left Kim’s fabulous dress on Kanye.
However, Kanye West and his management were not happy when they saw the mural and they were even more furious when the picture went viral. According to an interview that Scott had on Life Without Andy, he claims that a representative from Kanye contacted him and offered him a five-figure amount to destroy that mural.
Scott said he refused the deal and made them a different offer of what it would take, for him to destroy his artwork. Scott said he “asked for six figures, a lifetime supply of Yeezy Boosts,” and he boldly tacked on that he would like Kanye to purchase a life-size print of the artwork.
“It’s an open invitation to Kanye. If he buys that print then I’ll paint over the mural.”
It is reported that Scott March made $100,000 by painting over “Kanye Loves Kanye” and he allegedly sold the print. Whether or not Kanye or his representatives paid Scott the money to destroy the mural has not been confirmed, but Scott hinted at the buyer’s identity when he wrote, “It’s been real Yeezy,” which he posted in Instagram showing the mural being painted over.
The Independent reported that Scott Marsh said, “I suppose if Kanye really loves Kanye as much as everyone says he does, Kanye on Kanye action would be right up his alley. This work has become a glowing example of the power of social media, the internet, and the modern cult of celebrity.”
Just a few days before the Kanye mural appeared on the side of Zigi’s Wine and Cheese Bar, Lush Sux painted two murals of Kim Kardashian on Gwynne Street in Cremorne, Melbourne. The pictures were of images that Kim posted of her nude body on Instagram. Apparently, no one in the West household was offended by his rendition of Kim’s nude body. However, several hours later, someone threw paint bombs at the murals and wrote offensive words across her image.
Who do you think paid Scott Marsh to paint over Kanye Loves Kanye mural, was it Kanye, one his representatives, or someone else? Did you like the mural or did you find it offensive?