Last weekend in LA, Kanye West took his controversial music video “Famous” to a whole new level by opening an art exhibition at the Blum and Poe gallery.
The exhibition consisted of the same props as the video: 12 wax sculptures of celebrities which were seemingly sleeping in bed after what appears to be an orgy. The installation featured Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye himself and his wife Kim Kardashian- to name a few.
Although the video is deemed as offensive due to the non-consentual nudity and the negative relationships between some of the celebrities featured, a lot of artists found it an appropriate reflection of today’s culture. Blum & Poe co-founder Tim Blum told CNN, “If you didn’t know that this was a work by Kanye West, and instead was the work of a known artist in the art world, the perception of the piece would be completely different – it would be celebrated and universally supported at the highest level.”
The exhibition was exclusive and it only lasted two days. Here is the video in case you missed it: