Turns out it was a giant sculpture, and it’s now up for grabs for the measly price tag of $4 million.
For those of you who missed the video or chose not to watch it because you couldn’t handle seeing naked Donald Trump, here’s what goes down. Essentially, it’s got twelve naked celebrities in a giant bed together with Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian smack in the middle of it all. Other people making an appearance include Taylor Swift, Amber Rose, George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Ray J., Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby and of course, Donald Trump.
Kanye cited Vincent Desiderio’s painting Sleep as major inspiration, and it was supposedly a comment on being famous in the public eye.
On a total whim, West put the full sculpture of all 12 celebrities on full display in a private exhibition at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. The sculptures are frighteningly lifelike–they have human hair and they breathe. Again, frightening.
If you are really intent on freaking people out or just want to be a creepy voyeur whenever you feel like it, the “Famous” installation is reportedly for sale. Tim Blum, one of the owners of the Blum & Poe gallery, said the $4 million price tag is actually pretty reasonable.
“I did the math in my head, and it took $500,000 to a million just to make it,” Blum stated.
However, that price tag may just be a rumor. Someone from Kanye West’s team reportedly said, “We are incredibly flattered that a number is being reported but at no point have we ever disclosed a sale price for the piece.”
Maybe Kanye just wants to keep it for himself so he can hold it over Taylor Swift whenever he wants. If it were really for sale, she’d probably snatch it up and burn it to the ground.