Kanye West Hires Warhol To Paint Kim Kardashian – Ridiculous?

Kanye West Hires Warhol To Paint Kim Kardashian - Ridiculous?

Good grief, is there anything Kanye West won’t do for Kim Kardashian? It would be romantic if it wasn’t Kanye and Kim, but this might be taking it too far. According to a report from Page Six, Kanye has hired Monica Warhol [Andy Warhol's cousin] to paint Kim. Well, the one bright spot of this report is that not even Kanye could get anyone closer to Andy involved in the D-list disaster that is Kim Kardashian – and I bet you he tried. But unfortunately for him, he had to settle for a Warhol cousin who has pretty much nothing to do with the real deal.

Since she managed to book such a big gig off her cousin’s name, Monica is pretty much obligated to suck up to Kanye and Kim now, telling Page Six, “She’s an icon. She’s famous for nothing. Andy would have loved her. Kim is beautiful. She’s so manufactured. She looks like a human Barbie.”

Kanye West Hires Warhol To Paint Kim Kardashian - Ridiculous?

HAH. That’s hilarious. Even Monica has managed to layer her praise with subtle barbs against Kim and her plastic face and body. The reason Kim looks like a human barbie is because she IS a human barbie, the result of trial and error under the knife. I don’t know if I would go so far as to call her beautiful, but hey, a gig is a gig.

Monica also pretty much admits that she never met Andy, who died in 1987. She explains, “My grandfather and Andy’s father were brothers. My Aunt Betty took me to the cemetery every week, where we’d pray over Andy’s grave, because my aunt said he was pretty flaky and was probably in purgatory.”

Well, a Warhol painting will still count for something, even if it has nothing on Andy’s original work. At the rate Kanye’s going, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up buying Kim the Empire State Building or getting the Mona Lisa repainted with Kim’s visage. He’s in this for the long haul – once you’re in with the Kardashians, you’re never out.

Kanye West Hires Warhol To Paint Kim Kardashian - Ridiculous?



  • Angel 2009

    Kanye is looking like an even bigger fool each passing day with his obsession to promote Porn Ho to A-list status. Just don’t see it happening . . . ever!

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  • BumpIt McCarthy

    Coming in a little late, but unlike Monica, I don’t do cut-n-paste, so I ask your indulgence. We now know she was lying about being commissioned by Kanye, so this is one stupid thing he DIDN’T do.

    I’m a friend of the real Warholas (Andy dropped the “a” from the family name) who had never heard of Monica until she started parading around in Andy glasses and dying her hair to match his fright wig. (not a good look for her; this photo is much more flattering than her “edgy Andy” drag).

    It’s really gross that she’s telling this story about “Aunt Betty” taking her to the cemetery to pray over (more like prey on) Andy Warhol. The private Andy remained, surprisingly, a devout Russyen Catholic, and would have been terribly upset at this flippant, disrespectful lie about the state of his soul.

    So “Aunt Betty” took little Monica to Andy’s grave every weekend, but Monica “never studied” him, even though she lived in Pittsburgh and went to art school? Please, you can’t even get through the Pittsburgh airport without Andy Warhols popping (you should pardon the expression) out at you from every corner. The man is one of Pittsburgh’s main attractions.

    Monica doesn’t lie well, and she doesn’t do “edgy artist” very well either. Portraying Princess Di with tire tracks over her (you think I’m making this up, google “DOA Diana”!) isn’t a commentary on anything but the desperation of an attention addict, not too different from Kimye.

    Before she “went Warhol,” Monica’s art was happy little caterpillars and butterflies with heart antennae, poodles with dollar signs and unicorns. They were fun and cute and if I didn’t know who she was, I’d like them a lot myself. They were certainly marketable. Now that she’s made a name for herself as a scam artist, it might be a good idea for Monica to go back to what was her real work under her real name, instead of trying to skate by on Andy Warhol’s. This shameless, transparent, and pathetic “Yes I AM related, now buy my knockoffs” act will haunt her on the Internet forever, otherwise. Fame may only last for fifteen minutes, but minor infamy lasts forever!