High price paid for Kanye kissing Kanye mural

The mural painted on a wall in Sydney by artist Scott Marsh. Photo / Instagram (@scottie.marsh)
The mural painted on a wall in Sydney by artist Scott Marsh. Photo / Instagram (@scottie.marsh)

Australian artist Scott Marsh has painted over his Kanye Loves Kanye mural for $100,000 after it created an international stir.

The artwork was originally a photo taken at the 2015 Grammy Awards of Kanye kissing Kim, but it was Photoshopped into a meme of the rapper locking lips with himself by Buzzfeed.

Marsh recreated the viral photo into a six metre-tall mural painted in a Chippendale lane in Sydney's art-struck region.

The artist says he was contacted by someone claiming to be Kanye's management offering a five figure sum to paint over the mural.

"I asked for six figures and a lifetime supply of Yeezy Boosts," Marsh told Life Without Andy.

The artist wrote on his website he would "buff the mural" and "buff a one-off limited edition oversized print" for $100,000.

Marsh added an 11 by 17 inch signed print of the mural would also be available at a more affordable price of $40 for Yeezy fans until April 11.

While he didn't reveal who bought the six-figure edition, Marsh posted a photo on social media confirming the purchase and said: "so this just happened".

"If anyone needs me I'll be at the #lordgladstone drinking from the topshelf..." he said.

The artist later shared a photo of the process of painting over the Chippendale mural, but said he left Kanye's little pinky in memory of the work.

Its been real yeezy ???? #kanyeloveskanye #kanyewest #yeezy #kanye #zigis #scottmarsh

A photo posted by Scott Marsh (@scottie.marsh) on

"Its been real yeezy #kanyeloveskanye #kanyewest #yeezy #kanye #zigis #scottmarsh."

News of the mural's sale comes only weeks after Aussie artist Mark Walls painted a rendition of Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian West's nude selfie on the back wall of a Melbourne picture framing business.

The mural caused a stir on the eve of International Women's Day after it was tarnished in the early hours of the morning with the word 'slut' written in white and brown paint.


Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 25 Oct 2016 02:27:55 Processing Time: 614ms