When Kanye West dropped his controversial video for "Famous," the biggest question of the hour was what exactly we were seeing in the clip. Those obviously weren't real naked celebrities, so who — or what — were they? We have our answer now, because all those nude figures are on sale — to the tune of $4 million.
The "Famous" sculpture is actually a battery-powered silicon replica of all the celebrities Kanye wanted to star in his visual. Nine-volt batteries power the breathing movements you see in the video, meaning that even though they're fake, those nude celebs look frighteningly alive.
The sculpture was on display last weekend (August 26-28) at Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe. Kim Kardashian attended the opening, and Kanye apparently Skyped in. The installation isn't there anymore, but it is on sale “for the right buyer," according to gallery co-founder Tim Blum.
The project supposedly took between $500,000 and $1 million to create, which makes its $4 million price tag kind of a steal, all things considered. West's creative house DONDA spent four months doing research to make sure the figures were as lifelike as possible. They even have real human hair.
So if you really want to impress your guests with a sculpture of Kimye and all their friends sleeping in your house, you know exactly who to call.