This past week Australian artist Scott Marsh
made waves with his Kanye Loves Kanye
mural in Sydney, Australia getting coverage on Reddit
and Perez Hilton
just to name a few. Setting up alongside fellow Aussie vandal Lush, Marsh's massive interpretation of Kanye kissing Kanye comes in three limited editions available now. If you're offended (or you're Kanye) for only $100,000 the artist will buff the mural and buff a one-off limited edition oversized print. Grab yours now
before they are gone...
"This mural is my painted interpretation of a meme of Kanye West kissing
Kanye West, it's located in Chippendale in Sydney, Australia.
Chippendale is Sydney’s creative precinct. I am currently in the process
of painting a 1 off studio version of this piece on canvas which will
be for sale in the near future.
This work has become a glowing example of the power of social media, the Internet and modern cult of celebrity. Images of this mural have gone globally viral, it received over 2 million hits on its Reddit post, has been featured by media outlets such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, Huffpost, Vice, Buzzfeed, Perez Hilton and E! News to name a few. I have been told it is the first viral meme based artwork in art and meme history, whatever that means haha..." - Scott Marsh
Born in 1984, Scott Marsh is known for using a mixture of enamels, acrylics, aerosol and pastels, Marsh’s work explores the growing cross over between graffiti and high art, popular culture and the cult of the celebrity. Marsh pairs traditional motifs, elements of impressionism and pop with the pallet, scale & techniques associated with graffiti.
Spending his formative years exploring and painting throughout Sydney’s rail network. “Much of what I employ in terms of pallet, scale and the manner in which I paint comes from my background in graffiti”. The language of Graffiti is deeply personal to Marsh and the foundation of his style and practice. He finds graffiti to be as prolific as advertising, democratic, unsanctioned and accessible to all.