The woman who has everything, Kim Kardashian, got a truly unique Christmas gift she didn’t have from her fiance, Kanye West — a priceless hand-painted Hermes Birkin bag with surrealistic nude figures on it. The brilliant artist George Condo painted the scene depicted on Kim’s new bag.
The painting on the bag depicts three naked women and a man with a green monster mask on (or, possibly a green-headed monster with a man’s body). One of the women is holding a glass of red wine. The menage a trois plus one looks as if they have a full night ahead of them.
If anyone views the painting as being work of pornography, according to artist George Condo, it’s not the painting’s fault. It’s no more pornographic in appearance than many classical works of art. Rather, if a person’s imagination goes wild, and reads things into a work of art, “What’s happening in their minds should be banned,” not the work of art, itself.
On Thursday, December 26, Kim Kardashian showed off her awesome new bag on Instagram. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star captioned her photo with the hastags #OneofOne #Hermes Birkin #ChristmasPresentFromYeezy #HandPaintedGeorgeCondo
Kim Kardashian took her very expensive bag with her on a shopping trip in Woodland Hills, California, with Kanye West, 36. She wore an all-white outfit.
Just how expensive is the Hermes Birkin bag Kim Kardashian got for Christmas?
In case you’re wondering, a “regular” Hermes Birkin bag will set you back $16,000. One which includes a hand-painted work of art by George Condo, on the other hand, sells for an arm and a leg and $1.3 million.
Kanye West has utilized George Condo’s talents before. He commissioned him to do five covers for his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. One of the covers, which shows West on a blue couch with an armless female naked Sphinx on top of him, was banned from being sold at iTunes and Walmart.
West wanted to make sure that the Christmas gift he bought for Kim Kardashian was one-of-a-kind, according to a source close to the artist who is quoted by HollywoodLife.com (you can read the article by clicking on the second source, below). He “wanted Kim to have everything original.”
The bag that rapper Kanye West gave to his fiance, reality star Kim Kardashian, is definitely one-of-a-kind. Some people who have viewed it have considered it to be stunning and beautiful, while others have been stunned by how ugly they think that it looks.
Art, and beauty, are truly in the eye of the beholder. What do you think of the bag that West got for Kim Kardashian for Christmas? Do you think it’s a beautiful work of art, or that it’s a monstrosity, or perhaps somewhere in-between these two extremes? Please leave your comments below!
Written by: Douglas Cobb