April 10, 2016


Print of Kanye West Kissing Kanye West Mural Sells for $100,000

Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Remember that mural of Kanye West kissing Kanye West? It adorned a wall in Sydney, Australia, for some time, but was recently painted over. The reason? Somebody bought a print of the mural—and perhaps the legal rights to the image—for $100,000. 

Sydney artist Scott Marsh is the mastermind behind the piece, and noted in an Instagram post Saturday (April 9) that he's now much richer man, thanks to Yeezy. Marsh's caption reads, "If anyone needs me I'll be at the #lordgladstone drinking from the topshelf😂.... #whatamonth #kanyeloveskanye #kanye #kanyewest #sold #scottmarsh @1xrun"

Complex reminds us that in March, Marsh faced pressure from Kanye's people to remove the mural, and promised to comply only if the rapper paid for a print of the image in exchange for—you guessed it—$100,000, in addition to a lifetime supply of Adidas Yeezy Boosts. Given the turn of events, it wouldn't be shocking if the unknown buyer turned out to be West himself. 

In the meantime, keep your eyes trained on Marsh's Instagram for any further clues, and try to imagine the grandiose image of Kanye kissing himself festooned on the wall of the rapper's bedroom. Because it could really be there, after all. 

Check out Fuse's awesome archival interview with Kanye: