Kanye West’s Christmas gift to Kim Kardashian was never going to be your average present. For a start, what do you get the woman who has everything?
But the art-loving, trend-setting rap star managed to pull out all the stops for his wife-to-be.
Not content with simply buying her a very expensive handbag - because Yeezy knows a woman can never have too many - but he enlisted an artist friend of his to custom-make a Hermes Birkin which in itself cost upwards of $16,000.
But factor in that it also features a George Condo work of art, whose pieces go for at least one million dollars, then you’ve got yourself one expensive Christmas present.
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Kim proudly showed off the giant Hermes bag while out shopping with her beau yesterday in California.
The art work, which is painted directly on the bag, features several nude female figures and a bare-chested monster wearing a green mask. It has prompted speculation the figures are supposed to represent Kim and Kanye.
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The reality star posted a picture of the bag on Instagram and Twitter yesterday with the hashtags, "#HandPaintedGeorgeCondo #HermesBirkin #OneofOne #ChristmasPresentFromYeezy.”
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Condo is a friend of Kanye’s and created artwork for his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The New York-based artist has enjoyed a lucrative career in the art world for the last three decades
During its first outing yesterday, Kim dressed in neutral hues of white and tan to really showcase the bright art work.
Ever the gent, Kanye carried all of the shopping bags for his lady so the Birkin took pride of place in her hand.
Reaction to the bag has been very much divided since Kim posted it on social media. Some were calling it "hideous" and "ugly" and said it was a "waste of a Hermes bag", while others said it was a "beautiful bag for a beautiful woman" and a "true work of art", applauding Kanye for his ingenuity.
What do you think of the bag? Work of art or a big old mess? Let us know in comments.
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