See this painting above? This is Jackson Pollock’s ‘No. 5, 1948’ “masterpiece.” The New York Times reported that on November 2, 2006, the painting was sold by David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG, to David Martinez, managing partner of Fintech Advisory Ltd, in a private sale for a price of $140 million. At that time, it was the highest amount of money to ever be paid for a painting, exceeding the $135 million that the cosmetics heir Ronald S. Lauder paid for Gustav Klimt’s “Adele Bloch-Bauer I.” To me, it looks like somebody was painting a room while eating hamburgers and an open grey can of paint fell from a ladder, knocked condiment containers over, spilling ketchup, paint and mustard everywhere. To others, it is one of the greatest works of art of all-time. If I was interested in buying this painting, I think I would offer $150. The art dealer would laugh in my face and say, “I just don’t get it.” Now Kim Kardashian is being a culture snob and saying that we just don’t get the genius that is Kanye.
People reports that Kardashian defended Kanye’s honor despite rumors of a $1 billion divorce swirling. Kim wrote on her app that she loves “my husband,” hates “that people don’t get that Kanye will stand up against the whole world for his creativity and his art,” and wants “everyone to be as honest as Kanye.” She added that she is wearing “Yeezy Season 3 samples I took from the show,” wanting “everyone to be as honest as Kanye,” watching “Kanye shoot his new video” and reading “Kanye’s tweets.” Kim signed off with a middle-finger “Kimoji.” I just got douchechills writing that word.
Kim is right. I don’t get Kanye. I don’t get why he says he’s 50 percent more influential than “Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, fucking Picasso and Escobar.”
I don’t get how a person who considers themselves to be in the company of the elite human beings of all-time and the “#1 rock star on the planet” and who said, “I’m doing pretty good as far as geniuses go… I’m like a machine. I’m a robot. You cannot offend a robot… I’m going down as a legend, whether or not you like me or not. I am the new Jim Morrison. I am the new Kurt Cobain… The Bible had 20, 30, 40, 50 characters in it. You don’t think that I would be one of the characters of today’s modern Bible?” can be $53 million in debt.
I don’t get his extreme narcissism.
I don’t get Kanye stating that Beck didn’t deserve to win the Grammy for Best Album in 2015 over Beyonce, even though West admitted that he had never listened to Beck.
I didn’t get Kanye saying he’s running for President of the United States in 2020, up until recently when I realized that Donald Trump is likely to be the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
I guess Kim is right, I don’t get Kanye West. I get Kanye’s bizarre behavior as much as I get that $140 million price tag on that paint splatter by Jackson Pollock.
I don’t completely not understand Kanye. I totally understand his mentality behind his $120.00 plain white t-shirt.