Blum & Poe gallery co-founder shopping around possibility of selling off controversial piece as it heads to new exhibit place UPDATE: ਊ rep for West has denied that any such sale will take area. "We are amazingly flattered that a amount is being reported but at no point have we ever disclosed a sale selling price for the piece," the rep wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone. "As far as Mr. West is concerned - it's all about the art.
We are wanting forward to announcing when Well known will be obtainable again for viewing." Kanye West may well have cleared one line, but Swift has just about every proper to get situation with staying labeled a "bitch" "I did the math in my head, and it took $500,000 to a million just to make it," Los Angeles artist Aaron Axelrod advised The New York Occasions. "This caught me off guard. It's a single of the coolest pieces I've ever noticed, which is form of irritating due to the fact it's Kanye West."
Gallery co-founder Tim Blum named the estimate "a excellent ballpark." The sculpture characteristics nude, existence-like versions of 12 celebrities and public figures, such as West, his wife Kim Kardashian West, his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, Taylor Swift, Donald Trump and George W. Bush.
All the figures are sharing a bed together and function animatronic functions. Considering that the gallery viewing of the piece was thrown together last minute, a sale of the piece is also not confirmed or certain. The New York Occasions also reported that there was a possibility that the sculpture would go on tour and be displayed in multiple cities.
A member of West's team confirmed that following the weekend-long Los Angeles exhibit that the piece was presently on its way to its upcoming place. "I have good friends who are directors of museums," Blum stated. "This is a factor you could see at Lacma, MOCA or the Hammer very effortlessly."