Kanye West wanted ‘Twisted Fantasy’ album cover to get banned, says painter

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From Huffington Post:

It was all an act: Kanye West complained in October that the cover of his new album, ‘My Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ was banned (something that was publicly made never official), but it turns out, the controversy was exactly what he wanted.

West’s album’s controversial cover art, which featured a painting of West having sex with a phoenix and drinking, was painted by artist George Condo, who told The New Yorker that West specifically ordered controversy.

Having seen Condon’s paintings, Kanye selected the painter to do the artwork, and as Condo explains it, he wanted, “something that will be banned.”

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