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Kanye’s Album Cover Artist Details Artwork

Posted By on November 22, 2010

     The artist who is behind designing Kanye West's new "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" cover recently stepped forward to describe the make-up behind the banned Wal-Mart album. George Condo stands behind his artwork by explaining the sybolism.

"That's a good painting," Condo says matter-of-factly. "She's a kind of fragment, between a sphinx, a phoenix, a haunting ghost, a harpy. And then Kanye is also in some sort of strange 1970s burned-out back room of a Chicago blues club having a beer — so far away from the real Kanye West that it's just a scream." In painting Kanye in such an outrageous situation, Condo says, "I was challenging him with the imagery as well. He said, 'I'm shocked, but I like it, and I gotta go with my gut feeling.'" This cover's already been banned by Wal-Mart and Apple's iTunes Music Store, much to Condo's disgust. "The superimposition of people's perceptions on a cartoon is shocking," Condo scoffs. "What's happening in their minds should be banned. Not the painting." (New York Mag)

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  • Cory S.

    Kim Scott is still abusing me. I am not friends with her sisters nor cousins either. She abuses Marshall too, and Isis, and etc.

  • Cory S.

    I hope Kanye gets better, by the way. What a tough time of year for him. <3 Kim West K.

  • Cory

    oops, wrong person. My mistake. Not Kim Scott. I think its her sister. Maybe.

  • Congratulations on the newest addition to The West family.