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Yeezy Tapped This London Painter to Paint the Kardashians for His Latest Single
The painting accompanies Kanye’s latest track XTCY...
Entertainment 19 Sep 2018

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Last week, 23-year-old London painter Shadi Al-Atallah got an email from Yeezy’s people, asking for a commission based on photos.
At first, Al-Atallah thought it was a scam, but it was really Yeezy and the commission was to make a painting of this photo taken of the Kardashian Jenner sisters at Kylie’s 21st birthday taken last month, all flipping the bird:


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The painting accompanies Kanye’s latest track XTCY, where he says a line about fantasizing of ‘smashing’ all of Kim’s sisters. That’s why this image?

The artist told Garage that “I don’t know how this happened. I just graduated, I don’t have any links to any industry—especially not the music industry, whatsoever. So I was in shock.”
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She also said the reaction has been mixed because of how she portrayed the sisters – who are painted in a playful way. Kourtney was apparently the easiest to paint, but Kim was the hardest. “I just wanted to get her completely right because—Kanye,” she said.
Check out more of Shadi Al-Atallah’s work here.
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Text by Nadja Sayej 
Photos via hypebeast, instagram

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