The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

Kanye West Mural Destroyed By Creator
Christian Eede , April 11th, 2016 16:45

'Mural' depicting Kanye West kissing himself painted over by creator after sale of $100,000 made

A large mural depicting Kanye West passionately kissing himself has been destroyed by its creator, having apparently sold the piece for £53,000.

As the Guardian reports, Australian artist Scott Marsh painted over the six-metre-tall work having sold it to an anonymous buyer. Marsh had said he would paint over the mural and sell a video of it as well as a one-off oversized print of it for $100,000 and has now done so. Posting on Instagram, he confirmed that a sale had been made but did not say to who.

Marsh previously claimed that he had been contacted by West’s management to paint over it shortly after images went viral. “I asked for six figures and a lifetime supply of Yeezy Boosts,” he said at the time. However, they did not respond to his request.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.