Guess all the “Famous” figures really were fake.
If you had that odd urge to fork over $4 million bucks to buy the sculptures from Kanye West’s “Famous” music video, you’re about to be disappointed. After the New York Times reported that the silicone figures of folks like West, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and more were set to go on sale, a rep for Yeezy has denied any sort of forthcoming transaction.
In a statement to Pitchfork, ‘Ye’s rep revealed that the rapper and his team “are incredibly flattered that a number is being reported” but at no point have they “disclosed a sale price for the piece.”
If you want to get an in-person look at the sculptures, it’ll be available once again for viewing. They were last put on display at Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe. “Once again we are flattered by such interest, but as far as Mr. West is concerned – it’s all about the art. We are looking forward to announcing when Famous will be available again for viewing,” the rep continued.
You already know the deal about this video prop. Back in June, Yeezy made headlines when the naked silicone bodies of the aforementioned and others were put on display during his “Famous” video. In the initial NYT report, it was also revealed that the sculptures are powered by a set of 9 volt batteries that make the figures look like they’re actually breathing.