Friday, 14 February 2014
George Condo Speaks On Kim Kardashian's Painted Birkin Bag.
• Everyone on the internet had something to say about Kim Kardashian‘s christmas present, a scary George Condo- painted Birkin bag, gifted by fiancée Kanye West. While the reaction was overwhelmingly negative, Condo says he and Yeezy predicted the carryall would cause a fuss. “Kanye and I both knew immediately that people who knew our collaboration would think it was fun but that Kim’s fan base would go berserk,” Condo told W. “The whole point was to take an icon of consumerism and change it, which is like blasphemy. ‘You can’t do this!’ It short circuits people’s concept of what’s untouchable, which is why it was fun to do. If I had just done it and put it in my closet, it wouldn’t mean a thing,” he said, laughing. “But when you stick that bag in the hands of Kim Kardashian, well, then you create a whole different atmosphere. It’s about context.” But of course it is. (Fashionista)