Kanye West is perhaps one of the most controversial celebrities on this planet. His erratic behavior toward others and fierce comments on social media have gained much traction in global media. The last two years turned out to be the biggest nightmare for the Atlanta rapper. He went through a series of unfortunate events when his family, friends, and collaborators left him alone.
People even started talking about how the former Yeezy owner has put himself in self-destruction mode. Even though we think that the fashion and music mogul has become delusional, showcasing an extreme amount of mania, one certainly cannot overlook his creative mind. Like it has always been said that incredible artistic powers come with their downsides.
Kanye West once recreated a famous painting in an eye-popping video
Back in 2016, Kanye West launched a music video for his seventh studio album The Life of Pablo. In the 10-minute clip, he brought to life the 2008 painting created by Vincent Desiderio. This video had one of the groundbreaking visuals that shocked fans at its worldwide premiere in Los Angeles.
Kanye took Vincent Desiderio's "Sleep" & brought it to life with a modern twist.. if that isn't genius idk what is. pic.twitter.com/bSDddfQFNo
— rey (@reyablo) June 25, 2016
Likewise, the name of the song Famous the video featured several celebrity faces sleeping in a sequence. It included his former wife Kim Kardashian lying beside him, Amber Rose, Rihanna, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, George Bush, Anna Wintour, and Ray J.
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At that time, people called the video a creative genius and applauded the rapper for his work. Moreover, in his interview with Vanity Fair, the Donda singer revealed that this recreation of the painting took him three months to complete. Also, the Grammy winner produced four different versions of the video to get the final masterpiece.
Who is Vincent Desiderio?
Vincent Desiderio is a realist sculptor and painter recognized for his stimulating psychological narratives. The artist has been honored with numerous accolades for his works, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.
His painting, which directly influenced the fashion mogul, remains his finest creations to date. Currently, his artworks are a part of displayed collections at several museums in America, including Boston and New York. Meanwhile, you can find more things about this influence on his personal website.
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Do you think that Kanye West is still a creative genius? Or his controversies have buried his talent and skill somewhere deep? Let us know your views in the comment box!