Kanye West takes his artistic genius to the next level… By recreating a famous American painting!
We assume Kanye West had nothing to do with the above photo (then again, we really never know exactly what Kanye has up his sleeve), but leave it to the most critically acclaimed rapper on the planet to unintentionally re-create works of American art like NBD. Take, for example, the above photo of ’Ye: It totally screams Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” painting! Maybe this will be West’s next project after he officially drops Yeezus? He’ll start re-creating all of Hopper’s images! Sound nuts? I mean, we ARE talking about the guy who called himself the “Michael Jordan Of Music.” Could dubbing himself the “Edward Hopper Of Rap” be that far off?
Check out Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” painting after the jump!
The “New Slaves” singer was snapped enjoying some downtime with a friend in the lobby of his Zurich hotel after attending an Art Basel Show. Wait! Maybe we were wrong and Kanye did take this photo intentionally. Perhaps he was so inspired by all those Basel masterpieces that the dad-to-be hired a photographer to create an homage to Hopper! Just look at all the similarities to the original: the light, narrative, and even the same kind of view through a window (see, we DID pay attention in Art History 101). The image also happens to scream: “I’m so rich I’ll just drop a couple of bills to make sure no one else enters this hotel lobby while I’m here.” But mostly, it says: “FRAME ME.”
Kanye West could really be the “Edward Hopper of Music!”
Photo Credit: WENN/Hopper