SYDNEY: An Australian artist behind a larger-than-life mural of American rap star Kanye West embracing himself has offered to paint over it — for a sizable fee.
The 20-foot (6.1-metres) painting dubbed “Kanye Loves Kanye” features a black-suited image of the singer kissing another version of himself wearing a glittering pantsuit.
Artist Scott Marsh said was inspired to paint the image after seeing an internet meme which followed the infamous red carpet photograph of Kanye embracing Kim Kardashian. For his mural, the rapper’s head was superimposed on his wife’s body.
Marsh said he was contacted by someone via email claiming to represent West, asking him to remove the image, although he was not convinced it was genuine.
Marsh, who has been painting on the wall in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale for several years, said he was open to whitewashing the mural for $100,000.