The management of Kanye West has urged Australian artist who painted a street mural of Kanye West passionately kissing Kanye West to paint over the painting for £69,000 [$US100,000].
The artist, Marsh has revealed he was contacted via email by a person claiming to be from the American hip hop artist’s management, who offered a “pretty decent chunk of money” to paint over the wall.
The 20-foot painting, completed earlier this month, is based on a photoshopped image of West – who has likened himself to God and Shakespeare – embracing his wife Kim Kardashian on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards.
Engaging the management on his terms and conditions, Marsh requested a six-figure payment and a lifetime supply of West’s signature brand of sneakers.
He has since released a print of the mural and has given West two weeks to buy one for £69,000 [$US100,000].
“I’m offering an oversized print which has been painted over for $US100,000,” Marsh told ABC Radio.
“It’s an open invitation to Kanye. If he buys that print then I’ll paint over the mural.”
Marsh has admitted he was not convinced that the email from West’s management was genuine.